Arrest Made In Connection With Lillie Street Shooting (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

By Benecia Brown - 21Alive
By Alex Miller- 21Alive

September 11, 2013 Updated Sep 11, 2013 at 4:40 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- William Martin, 38, of Fort Wayne, is in police custody in connection with the shooting death early Wednesday morning of Joseph Conwell, 22, Fort Wayne.

Around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday, police say Conwell was shot to death in the 3100 block of Lillie Street. Investigators believe there was a dispute over a piece of property and a woman.

An officer was in the area at the time, and was brought to the scene by a witness. He was directed to Conwell who was in an alley behind a home suffering from gunshot wounds.

Medics rushed the victim to a nearby hospital in critical condition. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to the Allen County Coroner, Conwell death was a homicide as a result of the gunshot wounds.

This is the 31st homicide victim in Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2013.




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