Coroner: Man found dead near east Fort Wayne railroad tracks was shot

Crime

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The man found dead near railroad tracks in east Fort Wayne Tuesday morning, a death Fort Wayne Police called “suspicious,” was shot multiple times.

Just after 9 a.m., railroad workers called police after finding a man down near the railroad tracks in the area of Meyer Road and Oxford Street. Officers arrived and found the man.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Fort Wayne Police said that it did not appear the man had been struck by a train, but did not say how he died. The department said they determined the death to be “suspicious in nature.”

On Wednesday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said the victim – Marlon Lee Kimbrough, 40, of Indianapolis – died of multiple gunshot wounds, and his death was ruled a homicide, the county’s first of the year.

Police have asked that anyone with any information on the case call the Detective Bureau at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP.

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