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1 dead after early-morning shooting at Fort Wayne apartment complex

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) — UPDATE: The victim who was fatally shot this morning at the Chapel Oaks Apartment complex has been identified as a 20-year-old woman.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the woman as Arrianna Lee Henderson of Fort Wayne. Her cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds, and the manner of death is homicide.

Henderson’s death marks the 11th homicide in Allen County so far this year.

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A woman is dead following a reported shooting at the Chapel Oaks Apartment complex.

Officers responded to a call for an armed robbery around 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the 800 block of Buchanan St. When they arrived, officers found a woman who had been shot in the pavilion behind the leasing office. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officer Jason Anthony said it was the victim of the armed robbery who called 911.

“Initial information indicates that the victim that initially called in that armed robbery was near that pavilion when the armed robbery occurred, So that’s what led us to that general area,” he said.

Police believe the robbery and shooting are connected.

Rex Smith

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