Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Fort Wayne | Local politics | Journal Gazette – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Elizabeth Warren to campaign in Fort Wayne | Local politics | Journal Gazette - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
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Associated Press In this May 18 photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks at a house party campaign stop in Rochester, N.H. 

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts apparently will make a campaign appearance in Fort Wayne next week.

Police are searching for the man, identified as 26-year-old Leon Lumpkin, in the area of Bowser Avenue and Greene Street, in the Villages of Hanna apartment complex. Officers say Lumpkin is wearing a white t-shirt and jeans, and possibly no shoes.

Police searching for person of interest in fatal Chapel Oaks shooting

Cable news network MSNBC on Wednesday night tweeted a screenshot promoting a town hall forum featuring Warren at 8 p.m. next Wednesday in Fort Wayne with Chris Hayes, host of the networks “All In” program.

FWCS Public Information Officer Krista Stockman confirmed that Bunche Montessori Early Childhood Center, in the area of the police search, was placed on lockout at about 10 a.m. The lockout was lifted as of 2 p.m.

1 dead after early-morning shooting at Fort Wayne apartment complex

MSNBC could provide no information on the event Thursday morning and instructed The Journal Gazette to contact the network later in the day.

FWPD Public Information Officer Michael Joyner confirmed with Fort Wayne’s NBC that they are searching for a man they say is a person of interest in the fatal shooting in the 800 block of Buchanan Street.

Allen County Democratic Party Chair Misti Meehan confirmed the event but said a site has not been selected. 

“Ive been helping MSNBC get panelists and work on the location,” Meehan said Thursday morning in an email to The Journal Gazette.

Warren tweeted Wednesday, “Looking forward to visiting Michigan and Indiana for the first time as a presidential candidate this week!” Her campaigns web page announced at the time that she would have a “community conversation” at 11:15 a.m. next Wednesday at Harvest Hall in Elkhart, but it said nothing about a Fort Wayne town hall.

Her campaign had not responded to questions about the Fort Wayne appearance as of 10:15 a.m. Thursday.

The Allen County Coroners Office has identified the woman as Arrianna Lee Henderson of Fort Wayne. Her cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds, and the manner of death is homicide.

Warren is among 23 people who are announced candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. She has been running in third or fourth place in many polls, about even with California Sen. Kamala Harris but well behind former vice president Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

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