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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – NewsChannel 15’s overnight reporter Rod Hissong obtained surveillance video which shows Monday night’s fatal shooting on Eby Avenue unfold. Police have since arrested two men in connection to the murder of 26-year-old John Damarcus Holman.
WARNING: While the footage is not graphic, some may consider it disturbing.
In the video you can see several vehicles driving on Eby Avenue: a car, van, and a large SUV. Suddenly a large SUV comes to a stop. Someone comes out of the right side of the vehicle and begins shooting at the van. You can also hear other shots being fired too.
It all happened around 10:15 p.m. Monday. After receiving multiple 911 calls about the gunshots, policed arrived to find Holman in the passenger seat of a van. He had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Investigators placed numbered placards next to several dozen shell casings in the street. At least 45 casings were marked around the van and several feet away. Police said they were investigating the possibility of multiple shooters due to several different types of casings being located in the street. It’s unclear if Holman fired any weapons.
One home was hit by a bullet after a woman reported a broken window. She was not hurt. A vehicle next to the van that was hit with multiple bullets was also damaged.
Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday police served a high priority warrant on Maumee Avenue. Officers detained five people there, three were released and not charged. Two men were charged and arrested. Charles Antwon Benson faces a felony murder charge and a felony possession of a firearm charge. Marcus Jovan Lindsey faces a felony charge of assisting a criminal.
Mug shot of Charles Antwon Benson provided by the Allen county Sheriff’s Dept.