Allen County Prosecutor: 'No evidence of criminal wrongdoing' in November police-action shooting
The Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, Fort Wayne Police Department and Indiana State Police have ruled a police-action shooting from November of last year as justified.
The shooting in question killed Wyatt Beckler in Fort Wayne’s Hoagland-Masterson neighborhood.
Those three agencies investigated the shooting and found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by Andrew Fry, the officer involved. In a statement, the Allen County Prosecutor said “The officer was justified in using force, as he reasonably believed that force was necessary to prevent serious bodily injury or death to himself and/or citizens of this community.”
Fry was at the scene responding to a report of a disturbance involving an armed person.
Fry’s service record shows commendations for valor and letters of reprimand for two vehicle incidents.
Beckler was 18 years old.