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Coroner IDs Barr Street slaying victim

November 13, 2018

The Fort Wayne man pronounced dead at a hospital Sunday has been identified by the Allen County coroner.

Truvarus Giddens, Jr., 22, died from a gunshot wound and is the 39th homicide in Allen County this year. Giddens was found inside a residence in the 2500 block of Barr Street at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Although Giddens was found inside the residence, police believe the shooting happened outside the home. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition but was pronounced dead a short time later. Giddens was one of three people inside the home at the time of the shooting.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Allen County coroner’s office, the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County prosecutor’s office.

dgong@jg.net

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