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Investigation Leads to Arrest of Man Suspected in Auburn Shooting Incident
Thursday, December 1, 2022

AUBURN, IN - Shortly before 6 PM Wednesday, Auburn City police officers responded to a 911 call received from the 200 block of Cleveland Street reporting shots fired at a vehicle. Indiana State Police detectives were subsequently called to assist the Auburn Police Department with the shooting investigation.

Through the course of the investigation officers identified the alleged shooting suspect as Joseph Alan Fisher, 39 from Fort Wayne, IN. Through the investigative process it is alleged that Fisher became enraged with another man that was with Fisher’s ex-girlfirend. Fisher is alleged to have fired shots at the man while parked in his vehicle at a residence in the 200 block of Cleveland Street. After those initial shots were fired, a vehicle chase ensued with Fisher chasing the other man and allegedly firing another volley of shots while driving. The victim’s vehicle was struck several times, however the victim was not injured.

At the conclusion of the investigation late last night, officers arrested Joseph Fisher on multiple felony charges related to this incident. He was transported to the DeKalb County jail where he will be held pending an initial appearance on the following preliminary charges:

Attempted Murder, Level 1 Felony
Serious Violent Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Level 4 Felony
Residential Entry, a Level 6 Felony
Possession of Methamphetamine, Level 6 Felony


This is an ongoing criminal investigation. At this time there is no further information to release.

This investigation was a joint agency effort between the Indiana State Police, the Auburn Police Department, and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department. The Indiana State Police are the lead investigative agency.



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