Body found after shooting report

April 2, 2019

Police are asking for the public’s help as detectives investigate a death discovered during lunchtime Monday when officers responded to a south-side home for a reported shooting.

Yellow tape surrounded the one-story, pale yellow house at 5419 S. Harrison St. more than an hour after an emergency call was placed around 12:10 p.m.

Officers found an unresponsive male inside. Medics and fire personnel pronounced him dead on the scene, according to a news release from the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Detectives are seeking information about any “unusual observation that neighbors in close proximity might have witnessed,” the news release said. The news release instructed people to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

The Allen County Coroner’s office is expected to release more information, including the person’s identity and cause and manner of death.

If ruled a homicide, it would be the fifth in Allen County this year.