Chicago man, 23, ID’d in homicide

April 3, 2019

The Allen County coroner has identified the 23-year-old man found dead inside a home on South Harrison Street.

Darius McMorris of Chicago died from gunshot wounds in what was ruled a homicide, the coroner’s office said Tuesday.

McMorris is the fifth homicide in Allen County this year.

After police responded to 5419 S. Harrison St. at 12:10 p.m. Monday for a reported shooting, they found McMorris dead inside the home.

The house is north of Paulding Road and west of Calhoun Street.

Yellow police tape surrounded the one-story yellow home Monday more than an hour after the emergency call was placed.

McMorris was found unresponsive inside and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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

The shooting remains under investigation.