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Prosecutor upgrades charges against Fort Wayne shooting suspect

Joseph Bossard mugshot graphic
Joseph Bossard
Anderson Retic and his father Renaldo Chinn, III

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The Fort Wayne man accused of shooting and killing two 19-year-olds and wounding another has been formally charged.

Joseph Bossard, 32, is now charged with two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, aggravated battery, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon and using a firearm during the crime.

Joshua Cooper and Anderson Retic, both 19, were shot and killed while sitting in their car at a gas station on Hobson Road last week.

A third person is in serious condition.

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Hours after the shooting, police arrested Joseph Bossard.

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ABC21 Reporter Corinne Rose will have an update on the case on ABC21 News at Noon at 5 p.m.

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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