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Second man arrested in deadly Thanksgiving home invasion

January 27, 2019 - 1:53 PM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. - Police in the northern Indiana city of Fort Wayne have arrested a second person in the fatal shooting of three people during an apparent home invasion on Thanksgiving night.

Police said Sunday that 22-year-old Gerald Pinkston was arrested without incident early Sunday at a home in the city. He's being held on three counts of murder and one count of criminal recklessness.

A warrant for Pinkston's arrest was issued Nov. 30 but he remained at large until Sunday, when detectives and other officers surrounded the home where Pinkston was staying and ordered him out. He was taken into custody without incident.

Pinkston is the second person arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Jevonn Johnson, 20-year-old Colton D. Messmer and 21-year-old Tracey A. Andrews and the nonfatal shootings of two others. Kameron Joyner awaits trial on three counts of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of criminal recklessness.

Prosecutors have said the wounded men told police that one of the men killed was selling marijuana from the house.

Online court records don't list an attorney for Pinkston.

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