The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 3:40 pm

Man's shooting death ruled homicide

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

The Allen County coroner has ruled the death of a man found near railroad tracks Tuesday morning as a homicide, but will not be releasing his name until his family is notified.

The man's death, caused by multiple gunshot wounds, was ruled a homicide, the first in Allen County this year, the coroner said.

Railroad workers notified police Tuesday at 9:04 a.m. that a body was seen by the tracks at Oxford Street and Meyer Road on the city's southeast side, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

When police arrived, they determined the 40-year-old man had not been struck by a train and deemed his death suspicious.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Detective Bureau at 260-427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

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