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Man pleads guilty to January hotel shooting

Christian D. Myers
Christian D. Myers
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Friday, August 04, 2017 11:49 am

A Fort Wayne man has pleaded guilty to shooting a rifle at another man in a local hotel.

Christian D. Myers, 19, of the 5400 block of River Run Trail, pleaded guilty Friday in Allen Superior Court to criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, a Level 6 felony.

According to terms of the plea agreement, if accepted by Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck on Sept. 8, Myers would serve a one-year sentence, which could be served in work release, if eligible. The gun would be ordered destroyed.

Fort Wayne Police responded to the sound of a gunshot after an officer heard the shot at 11:36 p.m. Jan. 2 while on patrol in the area of Coliseum and Sherman boulevards and found a man with blood on his head inside a room at the Regency Inn, according to a police report. When the officer pulled into the lot, he exited the squad car with a patrol rifle and smelled marijuana. He saw Christian Myers holding a black AK47-style rifle and ordered him to put the rifle down, which Myers did. Another officer arrived and placed Myers in handcuffs until officers could investigate the shooting, the report said.

Inside one of the rooms, police found a man on a bed with blood on his head and called for paramedics. Police found a bullet hole in the west wall of the room and corresponding holes on the outside of the wall and inside and outside of the stairway wall, the report said.


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