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Jim Chapman

Metro Editor Jim Chapman has nearly 40 years of experience at area newspapers. A Fort Wayne native, he has covered Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana for The Journal Gazette since 1990. | 260-461-8366

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80-year term issued in 2019 shooting death

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced today to 80 years in prison for shooting a woman to death while she was in her car just days before...

December 3, 2021 2:52 pm

 Jim Chapman | The Journal Gazette
A home on Liberty Street east of downtown was the scene of a house fire Thursday. All three residents escaped without injuries.

3 people escape blaze on east side

Firefighters were called about 10 a.m. Thursday to 1209 Liberty St., near Coombs and Berry streets.

December 3, 2021 1:00 am

 Jim Chapman | The Journal Gazette
A home on Liberty Street was the scene of a house fire this morning.

3 escape blaze at home of defendant in slaying

Investigators are trying to determine what caused a fire in an east-side home where a man charged with murder lived.

December 2, 2021 1:10 pm

 Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette
Police believe Samuel Mason Long killed his parents and sister before killing himself Monday at their Cook Road home.

Police: Son killed parents, sister

Investigators couldn't explain Tuesday why a 20-year-old man fatally shot his parents and sister.

December 1, 2021 1:00 am

 Ashley Sloboda | The Journal Gazette
A Cook Road home was the site of a fatal shooting Monday.

Homicide-suicide at Allen County home

The suspected killer was among four family members shot to death in a northwest Allen County home Monday night, police said today.

November 30, 2021 11:52 am