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COURT DOCS: Fatal shooting suspect kills man because he called him a ‘pedophile’

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - A Fort Wayne man accused of shooting two people and killing a third victim because someone called him a pedophile.

Paris Patmon, 35, is charged with murder, aggravated battery, criminal recklessness, and battery with a deadly weapon. Police say he is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Roosevelt Allen on May, 31 in the 500 block of McKinnie Avenue.

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One man suffered a broken femur thanks to a gunshot wound, while another man was shot in the shoulder.

Roosevelt Allen died from a gunshot would to the head.

According to court documents obtained by ABC21, Patmon attended a house party on McKinnie Avenue with two young women back in May.

A witness told police Roosevelt Allen made comments to Patmon about him coming over with young women and called Patmon a pedophile.

This witness told detectives Patmon was offended by those comments, and left the house for about 10 minutes.

Upon his return, this witness and others told police Patmon opened fire.

The second shooting victim reportedly tackled Patmon and the pair began to struggle for control of the firearm, witnesses said.

That's when Patmon shot him and ran out the door.

Patmon reportedly called two people and told them he shot Allen, including a woman who told detective she is pregnant with his child.

Online court records show Patmon pleaded guilty to one count of sexual misconduct with a minor in 2015.

Patmon remains at large. Authorities say he should be considered armed and dangerous.

You're asked to call 911 or Crime Stoppers if you have any information.

Kayla Crandall

Kayla Crandall is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She serves as the Social Media and Digital Content Manager at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @KaylerJayne.

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