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Death Investigation October 6, 2013

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For Immediate Release

October 6, 2013

Death Investigation


Date:                            Sunday, October 6, 2013


Time:                            11:55 p.m.


Location:                       345 Melita Street


Victim:                          Adult Male

                                    Deceased on Scene


Details:                        Fort Wayne Police responded to a reported shooting located at 345 Melita Street at approximately 11:55 p.m. Sunday night. On arrival officers did find an adult male unresponsive on the front porch area of the home. Medics determined the adult male to be deceased.


                                    The deceased it appears attempted to burglarize the home when confronted by the homeowner who had armed himself. Shots were fired by the homeowner in defense of his person striking the deceased. The homeowner was the only person at his residence at the time of the incident and it is believed that the deceased acted alone. An autopsy will be conducted Monday to determine cause and manner of death as well the identity of the deceased.   


                                    This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroners office and the Allen County Prosecutors office.


Michael Joyner

Public Information Officer

Fort Wayne Police Department



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