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Fort Wayne man charged with killing 2 men, wounding a third

Mecosta County murder
Posted at 7:41 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 19:41:55-05

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A Fort Wayne man accused of fatally shooting and killing two young men and wounding a third has been formally charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Thirty-two-year-old Joseph Bossard also was charged Tuesday with aggravated battery, criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon and using a firearm during a crime.

Joshua Cooper and Anderson Retic, both 19, were shot while sitting in their car at a gas station on Feb. 17. A third person, 20-year-old Jaylin Rice, remains hospitalized is in serious condition.

A probable cause affidavit says Bossard engaged in a “verbal confrontation” with the three victims at a convenience store.