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Steuben County Shooting-Suspect in Custody
Monday Oct 09, 2017 5:37pm
Fremont, IN

By: Sheila McCrea

A 34-year-old woman faces an attempted murder charge after police said she shot a man early Monday morning.

Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies and medics were called around 2:45 a.m. Monday to 4375 Eeast 300 North, south of Fremont near Interstate 69, on a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers found 50-year-old Douglas Wayne Richter of Fremont suffering from gunshot wounds.

Authorities say that Richter was taken to a Fort Wayne Hospital in serious, but stable condition.

Reports indicate that detectives were led to 34-year-old Heather Michelle Garr, who was was arrested at her Ivywood Court home in Angola.

It’s not clear what led to the shooting or how police were able to identify Garr as their suspect, as no other details were released.

Garr is being held without bond at the Steuben County Jail. on a preliminary charge of attempted murder. She’s expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

The case remains under investigation.

Assisting Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies were Angola Police, Fremont Police, Indiana State Police, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division.

Heather Garr (Steuben County Sheriff's Department Photo)
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