FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Court documents say a Fort Wayne man charged with killing two women begged officers to shoot him when he was arrested.

Twenty-six-year-old Deyante A. Stephens was charged Monday in the shooting deaths of 37-year-old Preonda M. Jones and 24-year-old Brianna R. Gould inside a home Saturday morning. Gould was pregnant and the Allen County Coroner’s Office said the male fetus would have been of a viable age if he had been born.

The Journal Gazette reports that about two hours after the shootings, investigators found Stephens at another location trying to enter an apartment. An affidavit says Stephens told them, “Please shoot me! You know it’s going to happen! Shoot me!” He then asked officers for a hug and was handcuffed.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for Stephens.


Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net

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