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2nd Senate shooting victim ID’d

February 28, 2019

An 18-year-old man is Allen County’s latest homicide victim.

The Allen County coroner’s office said Wednesday that Demarcus Lontino Hale was shot to death Tuesday in the 1100 block of Senate Avenue.

Police and medics arrived about 6:50 p.m. at Senate and Smith Street and found Lontino lying in the street. He died before he could be transported to a hospital, Fort Wayne police said.

Hale is the third homicide victim in Allen County this year. On Feb. 2, Tristan Tywan Norton Carter, 31, was also found lying in the 1000 block of Senate Avenue about 8:30 p.m. He died of multiple gunshot wounds, the coroner said, and was the first homicide victim this year. It was unclear Wednesday whether the two cases are related.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-7867.

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