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Attempted murder, aggravated battery pleas entered in tavern shooting

February 8, 2019

A Fort Wayne man could be ordered next month to spend up to 56 years behind bars for shooting two men outside a bar in August.

Aarron Suggs, 29, pleaded guilty today in Allen Superior Court to charges of attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police arrested him Aug. 24, after Christopher M. Pogue, 44, and Jacob R. Jeffrey, 35, were shot in the rear smoking area of The Rock Tavern at the corner of Taylor Street and Broadway.

“I’m the one that caused all the damage. Ain’t nobody else,” he told officers, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Suggs had been charged with being a felon in possession of a handgun, criminal recklessness and two counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery. He pleaded guilty to the attempted murder and aggravated battery charges as part of a plea agreement, which calls for the other charges to be dismissed when he is sentenced March 1.

mleblanc@jg.net

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