Man killed, girlfriend hurt in southeast Fort Wayne shooting


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man was killed and his girlfriend was badly hurt in a shooting Tuesday night on Fort Wayne’s southeast side.

Police and medics were called just after 8 p.m. to the 2500 block of Lillie Street, northwest of the South Anthony Boulevard and East Pontiac Street intersection.

There, they found a man lying on the porch of a home with an apparent gunshot wound. Investigators pronounced him dead at the scene.

Inside the home, they found a woman. She was taken to an area hospital with potentially life-threatening-injuries.

Police believe the two were boyfriend and girlfriend.

There is no suspect or vehicle information at this time.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Wednesday identified the man slain as 31-year-old Allen Lamar Ruffin of Fort Wayne. An autopsy confirmed he died of multiple gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide.

The woman has not been identified.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201 or CrimeStoppers at 436-STOP.

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