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Authorities ID victims in two recent shootings

December 7, 2018

Police have identified two victims in shootings this week.

Antwon Gorman, no age given, was found on the front porch of a home about 12:20 p.m. Sunday in the 2900 block of Maple Grove Avenue. He was shot in his upper left shoulder, left buttocks and calf, according to a narrative from the Fort Wayne Police Department.

An officer began to give medical assistance as Gorman kept saying “don’t let me die!” and that he was thirsty.

He had been taken to the porch in a private car after having been shot at Winter Street and Capitol Avenue or near Reed Street and Capitol Avenue, the police report said. Gorman was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Tyler A. Alberding, 17, of Huntertown was shot in the 6100 block of Landsdowne Drive about 8 p.m. Tuesday. A Good Samaritan was taking Alberding to the hospital when police were flagged down at East Hawthorne Street and Decatur Road.

Initial information said Alberding was shot at by a person inside a red Ford F-150 and returned fire, a report said.

Alberding was hospitalized in critical condition.

Anyone with information on these two shootings is asked to call police at 260-427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867. 

Card thief ate, shopped, charged

It was a moveable feast for Cameron J. Bittner, who allegedly ate fast food and bought merchandise on a stolen credit card in two hours on a Sunday morning.

According to court documents, Bittner, 25, of the 2000 block of Thompson Avenue stole a Discover credit card from a woman’s purse after he broke into her car in her driveway.

On Nov. 25, he first went to McDonald’s at 7:19 a.m. and then to Taco Bell, Arby’s, Lowe’s, Red Box inside Walmart, Walmart and then Meijer, documents said. His spending spree ended at 9:11 a.m. His purchases ranged from 184.40 at Meijer’s.

Bittner was released on his own recognizance Thursday and has a hearing Monday, according to an Allen County Jail spokesman.

He is charged with seven counts of felony fraud.

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