18 year-old identified as Senate Ave. shooting victim

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The Allen County Coroner has identified the man killed in a shooting on Smith Street near Senate Avenue Tuesday night. 

Police were called to the scene around 6:50 p.m. When they arrived, they found the victim, 18 year-old Demarcus Hale, Jr., who was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.  The Allen County Coroner determined that he died of gunshot wounds and his death was a homicide.

Witnesses told police they heard multiple – possibly up to six – shots fired.

Two suspects were seen running from the area.

Police say a K9 team was brought in to attempt a track of the suspects. The dogs continued until there was no viable odor.

Abbett Elementary School was roped off as part of the scene but the school was not involved. 

Fort Wayne Police and the Allen County Sheriffs Department are still investigating. 

Hale’s death is the 3rd Homicide in Allen County for 2019.

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