Gunfire Claims a Van Wert Man's Life

By Peter Ambrose

May 13, 2011 Updated May 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM EDT

VAN WERT, OHIO (Indiana's NewsCenter) - Police are investigating a fatal shooting.

Police say 24-year-old Christopher McMillen of Van Wert was shot multiple times in an apartment at the Fox Road Apartment complex around 9PM Thursday night. He was airlifted to a hospital in Fort Wayne, but later died.

After the shooting, officials say the suspect, 31-year-old Chad Phillips of Middle Point fled the scene. Investigators later tracked him to a home near Middle Point where he was arrested without incident.

He is currently jailed on an attempted murder charge. There's been no word yet if charges will be upgraded.




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