A Fort Wayne man has been charged in a shooting that occurred while the victim was reportedly walking down a street Saturday night.
Quinn Dontrail James, 28, of the 1300 block of Ventura Lane, has been charged with attempted murder, a Class A felony; and aggravated battery, a Class B felony; a warrant was issued for his arrest Monday.
According to a probable-cause affidavit, Antonio Hamlet was walking northbound at around 8:28 p.m. near the intersection of East Fairfax Avenue and Standish Drive when someone pulled up in a silver four-door Pontiac Grand Prix. James is accused of getting out of that car and running toward Hamlet while firing numerous rounds, striking Hamlet several times in the chest and stomach area. Hamlet's son ran out and assisted his father until help arrived.
According to the affidavit, when Sgt. Michael Joyner of the Fort Wayne Police Department arrived he found Hamlet lying in the street, bleeding from the chest and stomach areas from what appeared to be gunshot wounds. While helping him, Joyner asked Hamlet who shot him and Hamlet allegedly told him that it was Quinton James, according to the court records.
When medics arrived they advised Joyner that Hamlet was in extremely critical condition. Police interviewed five other witnesses to the shooting who all gave a similar description of the car and the shooter, according to court records.
According to court documents, at Lutheran Hospital, Hamlet was shown an array of photos and told Fort Wayne Police investigators that he was positive James had shot him and that he had known him since he was a child. Hamlet said he was at James's mother's house a few hours before the incident, and said he knew the car used in the shooting belonged to James's mother.