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Fort Wayne Police Officer on paid leave after shooting teenager

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A 8½-year Fort Wayne Police veteran who shot a 17-year-old boy Tuesday is on paid administrative leave.

Robert B. Hollo was patrolling an area near the 2800 block of Smith Street at about 1:25 p.m. Tuesday because of increased gun violence in the area. He was in an unmarked police car when three people approached the vehicle.

He noticed one person had a handgun. When Hollo asked them to drop the gun, they ran away. He ran after them and fired his gun four times, according to Fort Wayne Police Chief Gary Hamilton. A 17-year-old boy was shot in the hip area and was hospitalized in serious but stable condition.

Hamilton said a gun was found at the scene, but it wasn’t on the 17-year-old that was shot. The two other suspects got away and are still at large.

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Hollo began working for the gang unit in 2009 and was hired with the department in October 2007. He was suspended once in 2013 because of a crash. He received two letters of reprimand for two other crashes.

Hollo received letters of commendation in 2010 and 2012.

Hamilton said Hollo will stay on paid administrative leave while Indiana State Police and Fort Wayne Police both investigate the shooting.


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