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  • Police investigate the scene where a man was found dead inside a Jeep SUV outside of Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on Coliseum Boulevard West. (Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette)

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 1:00 am

Man found dead outside of hotel

Shell cases discovered outside victim's SUV

Journal Gazette

A man who appears to be the victim of a shooting was found dead Monday in the driver's seat of a Jeep SUV behind a hotel on Coliseum Boulevard West, Fort Wayne police said.

Officer Michael Joyner, police spokesman, said police were called about 1:40 p.m. after a passer-by discovered the body behind Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, 3320 Coliseum Blvd. W.

Investigators located shell casings close to the vehicle, Joyner said. Police do not have information about a suspect or suspects, and asked anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

The Allen County coroner's office will rule on the cause and manner of the man's death, Joyner said. He said he didn't know whether the man was staying at the hotel.

Fort Wayne police, the coroner's office and the county prosecutor's office are investigating.