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CORONER: Death of man found in car ruled homicide

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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.

Allen County police investigate the 12th homicide of the year.

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.

Jazlynn Bebout

Jazlynn Bebout is the Assignment Desk Editor and Digital Editor at WPTA. Follow her on Twitter @jazlynnsb

Corinne Rose

Corinne Rose is a reporter for WPTA.

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