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Suspect Found in Critical Condition from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound as Allen County SWAT Team Attempts to Serve Arrest Warrant

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ALLEN COUNTY
SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

715 S. Calhoun St.  Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Phone 260-449-7535 Fax 260-449-7915

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

DATE:                    October 17, 2007

 

WHAT:            Suspect Found in Critical Condition from Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound as Allen County SWAT Team Attempts to Serve Arrest Warrant

 

 

WHEN:            October 17, 2007

 

SUSPECT

DECEASED:   Najae Deleon Bland

                        M/B/27

                        Fort Wayne

 

 

 

DETAILS:     Officers with the Allen County SWAT Team were attempting to serve a high-risk search/warrant on Najae Deleon Bland, M/B 27, for six counts of Child Molestation (275,000.00 bond) in the 2800 block of Chestnut Street, Fort Wayne, IN.  Upon entrance into the home SWAT officers found Mr. Bland in critical condition from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.  Mr. Bland was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.  The incident remains under investigation by the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

 

 

CONTACT:     Steve Stone

                        Public Information Officer

                        260-449-4954