FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man fatally shot just northwest of downtown Fort Wayne early Thursday morning has been identified.
An autopsy conducted by the Allen County Coroner’s Office determined that Tyler L. Ondersma, 24, of Fort Wayne died from multiple gunshot wounds and his death has been ruled a homicide.
Police and medics were called around 12:20 a.m. to an address on Richardson Street, north of Main Street and west of Sherman Boulevard, on a report of a shooting, according to the police activity log.
According to Fort Wayne Police, Ondersma called 911 and said he was sitting on his porch at 1616 Howell St. suffering from a gunshot wound. When police arrived at the home, though, he was not there.
He apparently had gone to a home on Richardson Street, a block away, police said. Medics found him there and took him to a local hospital, where he died, police said.
Fort Wayne Police and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office are investigating the incident. No other information was released.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-7867, or the P3 Tips app.
Neighbors in the area were asked to review security video and report any information that might assist in the investigation.