Two suspects held in DeKalb County death investigation

 DEKALB CO. – Detectives with the Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post are conducting a death investigation related to an early morning shooting that occurred at a residence in the 1600 block of State Road 8.

The two deceased adults in Sunday’s DeKalb County shooting have been identified as Rameica Lasharon Moore, 36, of Fort Wayne, and Dylan Scott Morefield, 22, of Churubusco.

Two suspects are being held and facing related criminal charges. 

The preliminary investigation has revealed that this incident originated as a home burglary shortly before 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning.  Four burglary suspects are alleged to have gone to the residential property armed with a gun. They confronted the homeowner, who then allegedly produced his own firearm, and fired at the suspects.

First arriving officers from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department and Auburn Police Department reported two suspects being held at gunpoint by the homeowner, and then two deceased suspects were located inside the residence.   

The two suspects (identified below) are both being held in the DeKalb County jail pending charges to be filed as follows:

Tabitha L. Johnson, 42, and Shaun T. Kruse, 42, both of Fort Wayne on charges of murder and burglary.

At this time, criminal charges have not been lodged against the homeowner.

Autopsies for both deceased are pending with the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center.

This remains an active ISP investigation.  There is no further information available to release at this time. 

The Indiana State Police detectives were assisted by the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, The Auburn Police Department, Garrett Police Department, the DeKalb County Coroner’s Office, and DeKalb County Prosecutor’s Office.