Victim of Barr Street shooting identified

November 12, 2018

A 22-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of a shooting in the 2500 block of Barr Street on Sunday afternoon, the Allen County coroner’s office said today.

Truvarus L. Giddens Jr. died from a gunshot wound or wounds, and his death is the 39th homicide of the year in Allen County, the coroner’s office said in a statement following an autopsy.

Although Giddens was found inside a residence, police have said they believe the shooting happened outside the residence because of shell casings found in an adjacent alley.

Giddens was taken from the scene to a local hospital, where death was pronounced a short time after arrival, the coroner’s office statement said.

The incident remains under investigation by Fort Wayne police, the county prosecutor’s office and the coroner’s office.

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