Charges filed in critical shooting of 2

August 25, 2018

When police caught Aarron William Suggs fleeing The Rock Tavern early Friday after two men were shot, he had a silver and black handgun tucked in his front waist band and a confession to make.

“I’m the one that caused all the damage. Ain’t nobody else,” he told the officers, according to court documents.

Three witnesses at the bar at the corner of Taylor Street and Broadway identified Suggs, 29, of the 500 block of State Boulevard, as the man who shot his Smith & Wesson 9 mm handgun in the rear smoking area of the bar around 1:30 a.m. Christopher M. Pogue, 44, was shot about seven times and Jacob R. Jeffrey, 35, twice, court records said.

Both men remain in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, according to Sgt. Jim Seay, Fort Wayne Police Department public information officer.

The shooting occurred after a confrontation Suggs had with one of the victims. He left and then returned with the handgun and opened fire, according to court documents.

Crime scene technicians recovered about 20 9 mm shell casings inside the smoking area. At the time of his arrest, Suggs’ weapon was partly loaded and an extra magazine was found.

Suggs was charged Friday with two counts of aggravated battery, knowingly inflicting injury that creates a substantial risk of death. He was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $30,000 bail, according to a jail spokesman. 


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