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23-year-old man arrested in woman’s homicide in Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WISH) — A 23-year-old man was arrested and jailed in connection with the murder of a woman in Fort Wayne on Saturday night, police said.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the woman as Ro Ze Ma, 24, of Fort Wayne. The cause of death was a homicide caused by a gunshot wound to the chest.

Fort Wayne police were called to a shooting just after 11:05 p.m. Saturday in the 2100 block of Chartwell Drive. That’s in the Victoria Park neighborhood just southeast of East Paulding Road and South Anthony Boulevard.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died, becoming the city’s third homicide of 2022.

Har San was being held in the Allen County jail on preliminary drug-related offenses and a charge of murder. On Monday, a hearing was set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Allen Superior Court 6.

The woman had been inside her apartment when the 23-year-old entered through the rear door and began firing shots into the apartment, investigators believe. Witnesses in the apartment when the shooting happened were talking with investigators.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department detective bureau at 260-427-1201.