Terry Lee LaGrone, 40, left behind three children and a host of people who loved him when he was killed in July along with Desiree Sheets.
Fort Wayne firefighters responded to a house fire on Senate Avenue. After the blaze was extinguished, the bodies were found inside the home. A follow-up investigation showed both had been shot, and investigators determined the fire had been intentionally set.
A $10,000 reward offered by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Fort Wayne police and fire departments, hasn't yet led to the identification of those responsible. The case remains under investigation.
Attempts to reach family members by phone were unsuccessful. Several phone numbers were not in services or messages were not returned.
LaGrone was a licensed barber employed at Jerrell's Barber Shop in Fort Wayne. He did his barber apprenticeship in Minnesota under a master barber. He saw many men requesting razor cuts and shaves. So when he returned to Fort Wayne and started working at Jerrell's, he thought it would be good for business to offer the same services in the city.
"A razor makes you look much more polished," LaGrone said in a prior Journal Gazette article. "I look at using a razor like a painter putting on the finishing touches on a painting: You want it to stand out from the rest."
- Victim 1 | Ryan Dwayne Turner
- Victim 2 | Jermaine D. Foster
- Victim 3 | Jeremy Dewayne Crews
- Victim 4 | Nathaniel Jishaun Rainer
- Victim 5 | Stephen O'Neal Wattley Jr.
- Victim 6 | Antonio Galvan III
- Victim 7 | David Thornsley
- Victim 8 | Demarcus Adams
- Victim 9 | Mark Brian Young Jr.
- Victim 10 | Gerelle Ramone Borum
- Victim 11 | Jacqueline Bouvier Hardy
- Victim 12 | Kenneth Knight
- Victim 13 | Robert W. Kanyuh
- Victim 14 | Montez Antonio Brooks
- Victim 15 | Elijah Freeman
- Victim 16 | Tavontae Jamar Haney
- Victim 17 | Ryan Koontz
- Victim 18 | Shane Jamal Stephens
- Victim 19 | Ryann Keith Trejo
- Victim 20 | Russell Todd Jewel
- Victim 21 | Ja'queze Dandridge
- Victim 22 | Derrick Carlisle
- Victim 23 | Jabron Q. Totton
- Victim 24 | Terry Lee LaGrone
- Victim 25 | Desiree Sheets
- Victim 26 | Kirk D. Lecount
- Victim 27 | Sidney Earl Gates
- Victim 28 | Dashawn Jermell Martin
- Victim 29 | Marco Antonio Vinas-Herran
- Victim 30 | Debra Jones
- Victim 31 | Joseph Conwell
- Victim 32 | Jordan Lee Calland
- Victim 33 | Katahj Amard Blackmon
- Victim 34 | Johnny Lee Upshaw
- Victim 35 | Ricardo M. Hood
- Victim 36 | Brenzel W. Bryant
- Victim 37 | Algia Paul Robert Steward
- Victim 38 | Lance Alan Murray
- Victim 39 | Jovon C. Harvey
- Victim 40 | Sylvanus T. Williams
- Victim 41 | Brandon Dock
- Victim 42 | Demetrius Lamar Masterson
- Victim 43 | Johnny Erick Wiggins-Victim 44 | Daniel W. Arnett