Zar Ni Myint Arrested : Suspect Arrested in Holton Avenue Officer-Involved Shooting

By | June 14, 2024



Accident – Death – Obituary News : : 1. “Holton Avenue shooting suspect arrested”
2. “Officer-involved shooting arrest news”

A 20-year-old man was arrested in Fort Wayne, following an officer-involved shooting on Holton Avenue. Fort Wayne Police officers responded to a burglary at a home on Holton Avenue, where they encountered an armed suspect, Zar Ni Myint. Myint fired at an officer with a fully-automatic handgun, prompting officers to return fire and strike Myint. One officer was injured but is in stable condition. Myint managed to escape but was later apprehended and taken to the hospital for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He faces charges including attempted murder and possession of a machine gun. The investigation is ongoing with assistance from various law enforcement agencies.

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About the Incident

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, a 20-year-old man was apprehended on Thursday night following an officer-involved shooting on Holton Avenue. The incident took place around 4:45 p.m. when officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) responded to a reported burglary at a residence in the 4700 Block of Holton Avenue.

The Confrontation

Upon arriving at the scene, the officers were met with a tense situation as they encountered an armed 20-year-old man, later identified as Zar Ni Myint, attempting to flee through a rear window of the home. Myint, armed with a fully-automatic handgun, opened fire at one of the FWPD officers, prompting the officers to return fire and ultimately striking Myint.

The Aftermath

During the exchange of gunfire, one FWPD officer sustained injuries but is reported to be in a non-life-threatening condition. Despite being wounded, Myint managed to escape the scene but was later located in the 1300 Block of East Fairfax Avenue, where he was apprehended by law enforcement. Myint was found to be suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and was promptly transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The Charges

Following his medical clearance, Myint was taken into custody and faces a range of preliminary charges, including attempted murder, burglary causing serious bodily injury, aggravated battery, resisting law enforcement while drawing a deadly weapon, and possession of a machine gun.

Collaborative Efforts

The investigation into the shooting incident involved a collaborative effort from various law enforcement agencies, including the FWPD Homicide Unit, Indiana State Police, FWPD Uniform Division, Allen County Police Department, New Haven Police Department, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office. The investigation is currently active and ongoing as authorities work to gather more information and evidence related to the case.

Previous Coverage

For more details on the incident, you can refer to the previous coverage here.

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