(Garrett, IN)- Two juvenile males, one a resident of Garrett, and the other a Fort Wayne resident, were taken into custody on Wednesday, following a joint investigation by the Garrett Police Department and the Indiana State Police regarding Monday’s shooting incident on Keyser Street in Garrett.
On Monday at approximately 10:41 PM, the Garrett Police Department received an emergency medical call from the 400 block of E. Keyser St, in regards to a white male who was shot by a firearm. Police units arrived to the area and the male victim, Thomas R. Bryant of Garrett, was already receiving treatment for his wound. Police attempted to locate the suspect(s) in the immediate area by using foot patrol, vehicular patrol, and a K-9 track, but did not locate the suspects. The adult male victim sustained serious injuries as a result of the incident and was transported to a Fort Wayne area hospital for treatment, and currently remains hospitalized.
As the investigation continued, at the request of the Garrett Police, a Detective and Crime Scene Investigator from the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post were called in to assist. Through this joint investigative effort, leads were developed which quickly identified two juvenile males as the possible suspects. Once located, both juveniles and their parents were brought in for questioning.
Charges brought forth from this investigation have been reviewed and approved by the DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Office, and the matter is currently being handled through the DeKalb County Juvenile Probation Division. Both Juveniles were subsequently transported to the Allen County Juvenile Detention Center, where they currently remain in protective custody. As the charges brought forth in this case are being handled through the juvenile court system, the identifications of both boys will be withheld from release.
*All criminal suspects are to be presumed innocent until they are proven guilty in a court of law.