Suspect identified in officer-involved shooting, facing charges

(photo supplied / FWPD)

A man is facing charges following an officer-involved shooting in Fort Wayne Monday night.

Police were called to Gateway Plaza on Goshen Ave. around 9:50 p.m. on reports of a man armed with a gun. Witnesses told police he was acting suspiciously behind the plaza.

When officers arrived, they found Noah Busche walking around with a gun sticking out of his pants.

Police had to pursue Busche, who fled towards Cambridge Blvd. Police say something he did caused an officer to open fire, causing a gunshot wound to Busche’s hip. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Busche has since been interviewed by police, stating he doesn’t remember having a firearm and his memory of the event is spotted.

No firearm has been recovered from the scene, but officers are still investigating.

Busche is facing charges of Carrying a Handgun Without a License and Resisting Law Enforcement.

The officer involved in the incident was later identified as Officer Jason Fuhrman. He has been placed on Administrative Leave per department policy.