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Victims of Downingtown Drive shooting identified

November 25, 2018

Two men and a woman, all of Fort Wayne, have been identified as the victims of a shooting at a home in the 6100 block of Downingtown Drive on Thursday night, the Allen County coroner’s office said today.

Joevonn M. Johnson, 23, Colton D. Messmer, 20, and Tracey A. Andrews, 21, all died at the scene from a gunshot wound or wounds, and their deaths are homicides, the coroner’s office said in a statement following autopsies.

Their deaths are the 41st, 42nd and 43rd homicides of the year in Allen County, the statement said.

Police were called to the scene about 10:15 p.m. Thursday.

Kameron Joyner, 22, was arrested in connection with the shootings after he was pulled over in a traffic stop at the intersection of Rudisill Boulevard and Clinton Street, Fort Wayne police have said. He was taken into custody without incident.

Joyner was preliminarily charged with five counts of aggravated battery.

Another man, Gerald Pinkston, 22, was being sought in the shooting, police have said.

The shooting remains under investigation by city police, the county prosecutor’s office and the coroner’s office.

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