Man Being Held at Noble County Jail for Kendallville Shooting at Bixler Lake
Monday, August 16, 2021

KENDALLVILLE — A man is being held in the Noble County jail for his connection to a shooting incident which took place on the north side of Bixler Lake in Kendallville. As a result of the shooting, one person was hospitalized.

Authorities in Kendallville say the shooting victim is a 20-year-old man who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and pelvic area. The man was taken to an area hospital where he was last listed in stable condition.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family.

The alleged shooter, Taron T. Swazer, age 20 of Fort Wayne, is being held without bond at the Noble County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, a Level 3 felony; and criminal recklessness, a Level 5 felony.

According to a Kendallville Police Department news release, reports indicate at approximately 10:10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to an alleged shooting victim in the 1200 block of Dowling Street where they discovered the victim.

Officers were advised the suspect or suspects might be in a black Dodge passenger car. While responding to the scene, officers discovered a black 2012 Dodge Avenger in the area of Park Avenue and Dowling Street.
The occupants of the vehicle were detained.

The incident remains under investigation.

Officers from the Noble County Sheriff's Department, Avilla Police Department and Indiana State Police assisted the Kendallville Police Department in the investigation.

The Kendallville Police Department and the Noble County Sheriffs Department processed the crime scene.


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