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Police and fire

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    17-year-old Brandon Smith who had been missing since Friday, was found safe in downtown Fort Wayne Sunday morning, the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department said.
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    An adult male died from gunshot wounds early Sunday, according to Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony.Officers responded to a shooting about 12:55 a.m. in the 600 block of East Rudisill Boulevard.
  • Police seek help finding Mount Etna boy
    A teenage boy with special needs is still missing from Huntington County, and police hope the public can offer some tips.
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Lake slaying victim left prison in June

ANGOLA – Indiana prison records show a Muncie man fatally shot in northeastern Indiana had been paroled about a month earlier.

Indiana Department of Correction records show 29-year-old Ruben Wayne Sanchez Jr. of Muncie was released June 8 after serving concurrent 12-year terms on five criminal confinement convictions from 2004.

He was found with gunshot wounds Sunday outside a home near Jimmerson Lake, about 40 miles north of Fort Wayne. He later died at a Fort Wayne hospital.

The (Muncie) Star Press reports that the man arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in the shooting, 28-year-old Mark Zachary Hines of Fremont, is a former Muncie resident.

Hines was being held without bond Monday in the Steuben County Jail in Angola. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney.

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