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Coroner identifies victim in shooting on John Street

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim in the fatal shooting Tuesday evening as a 39-year-old man.

Police say they were called to the 2300 block of John Street around 10:40 p.m. for reports of shots fired and a car crash. When officers arrived they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound inside his crashed car.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The coroner identified the victim as Johnny Mathes Foy III of Fort Wayne. His cause of death was found to be a gunshot wound of the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

His death marks the 32nd homicide in Fort Wayne and 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

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