ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21) — Officials say the man found dead in his car near an auto shop Wednesday evening was shot to death.
Police say they received a report about a possible shooting in the 7300 Block of Wayne Trace. A tow truck driver told police they noticed a car sitting in the parking lot behind Davis Auto and Truck Repair with its door open and a body inside.
Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Nicholas James Elsner of Bluffton.
The Allen County Coroner's Office said he cause of death was found to be a gunshot wound.
Elsner's death marks the 12th homicide in Allen County so far this year.