3 victims of Thanksgiving killings ID’d

November 26, 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 were ruled homicides, the coroner’s office said in a statement after autopsies.

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

Police were called 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.

As of Sunday afternoon, police were still seeking another man, Gerald Pinkston, 22, in the shooting, according to John Chambers, public information officer.

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

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