Surveillance video from the Rodeway Inn shows Thomas J. Jackson knocking on the door to his room and then backing away, pointing a gun as if he’s waiting for someone to answer.
When no one opens the door, he goes to the front office to get a key. He returns to open the door and leaves shortly with a dog.
Left behind that Sunday, about 4 a.m. Aug. 9, was the victim, 19-year-old Angel May Carter, shot in the neck and bleeding just outside the door.
Jackson, 40, arrested by homicide detectives and other law enforcement during a traffic stop Thursday afternoon after he left a home on North Wells Street, was charged Friday with murder and using a firearm to commit an offense. He was being held without bail at the Allen County Jail.
According to a probable cause affidavit written by Fort Wayne Police Department homicide Detective Roy