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Formal murder charge filed in Rudisill slaying

Thomas

FORT WAYNE – A man accused of riddling another man's body with hollow-point bullets Tuesday at the corner of Rudisill Boulevard near Indiana Avenue has been formally charged with murder.

Josiah Christopher Thomas, 22, of Fort Wayne, is charged with murder and carrying a handgun without a license, according to documents filed in Allen Superior Court.

He was being held without bond in the shooting death of 22-year-old Gerelle Ramone Borum.

Thomas told detectives he shot Borum with a .32-caliber handgun that he loaded with hollow-point bullets, according to an Allen Superior Court probable cause affidavit.

Charged with a preliminary count of murder, Thomas was arrested in a truck that witnesses reported seeing in the area about the time of the shooting. Also inside the truck was a shell casing that connects Thomas to the shooting, according to the affidavit.

Thomas, of the 6200 block of Salisbury Drive, has no previous felony convictions as an adult. But he was sentenced to serve time in community corrections in 2010 for a misdemeanor count of carrying a handgun without a license.

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