Man who shot U.S. Marshall dies, after being shot and brief fight with officers. #usmarshalls #police #crime
Another piece of human waste has left society after attempting to kill a U.S. Marshall.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An autopsy has confirmed the identify of the man who died early Tuesday morning after police officers tried to serve a warrant for his arrest Monday evening.
Marcus A. Hayden, 26, of Fort Wayne died of multiple gunshot wounds according to a report issued by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
According to a press release from the Indiana State Police, around 11:30 Monday night, Deputies from the U.S. Marshal Service, along with officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department, went to the Eden Green Apartment complex to serve a federal warrant on Marcus A. Hayden, 26, from Fort Wayne.
The warrant was for failing to appear in court.
After knocking on the door and announcing their presence returned no reply, the Marshals and officers broke down the door and entered the apartment, where they were immediately met with gunfire from down the hallway.
One of the Marshals was struck with a bullet in the lower right leg. The Marshal is listed in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. The injuries are not considered life-threatening.
Hayden then reportedly jumped out a window ,where he was met by a FWPD officer. The officer ordered Hayden to drop his handgun multiple times, which Hayden allegedly refused.
The officer then shot Hayden, after which he fled on foot for a short time before falling to the ground.
State Police added that after being taken into custody and on the ride to the hospital, Hayden continued to fight with officers.
Hayden was pronounced dead at the hospital at 12:51 am Tuesday.
According to Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York, the FWPD works with the U.S. Marshals Service regularly in serving federal warrants in Fort Wayne. He said this particular warrant was coordinated with FWPD officers.
“We have a real good working relationship with all the federal agencies and this was coordinated with our officers. I wasn’t personally aware of it, but this happens on a regular basis,” York said.
Two similar situations occurred last year which saw one Marshal killed and two wounded while serving a warrant in West Virginia.
In St. Louis last year, one Marshal was killed and another injured while agents were trying to arrest a man on drug possession and resisting law enforcement.
The U.S. Marshals Service in Indiana is broken into a northern and southern region. The Fort Wayne office operates near downtown and is under the South Bend office. The other northern office is located near Hammond.
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