Police: Paulding Road victim wasn’t shot

February 18, 2019

A man who suffered critical injuries at a mobile home community Sunday in southeast Fort Wayne was not shot as initially believed but was struck by an object, causing puncture wounds, city police said today.

Police identified the man as Michael P. Stratton, 27, of Fort Wayne.

Investigators are continuing to interview potential suspects and witnesses connected with the incident, which happened shortly after 3:30 p.m. at Parkbridge Estates in the 1500 block of East Paulding Road.

Stratton, who thought he had been shot, sought help from a neighbor and was taken by paramedics to a hospital, police reported. Emergency physicians downgraded his condition from serious to critical.

Those with information should call the police department at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.