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FWPD arrests teen on murder charge in connection with Ridgewood Drive shooting


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Fort Wayne Police Homicide detectives arrested a teen boy in connection with a fatal shooting on the city's north side earlier this month.

On Dec. 2 just after 4 a.m., someone called 911 to report gunshots in the 1000 block of Ridgewood Drive.

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Several other people called police to report shots being fired, and one caller told dispatchers they thought someone had been shot.

Once on scene, police found a man lying outside of an apartment building suffering from a gunshot wound to the head.

Medics rushed the man to the hospital with critical injuries, but the man later died at the hospital.

The Allen County coroner later identified the man as Hakeem Cage.

On Dec. 23, authorities were able to secure a warrant, and police arrested the 17-year-old suspect during a traffic stop.

The boy is being held on a murder charge.

Due to the suspect being a minor, police cannot release more 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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