Man’s shooting death ruled a homicide; police want to talk to 3 people

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Fort Wayne Police investigate a shooting at Lafayette and Williams Streets on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The shooting death of a man south of downtown early Saturday has been ruled a homicide.

Fort Wayne Police were called around 6:35 a.m. Saturday to the area of Lafayette and East Williams Street on a report of a shooting. Police spokesman John Chambers said officers arrived and found a man lying in the grassy area near the roadway, unresponsive.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by medics, Chambers said.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the man as 33-year-old Jamarkus Allen Kindred of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found Kindred died of gunshot wounds and his death was ruled a homicide, the county’s 14th of 2019.

Chambers said after the shooting, detectives canvassed the neighborhood and talked with residents. Crime scene technicians worked at the scene and collected evidence, he added.

A neighbor told WANE 15 he heard 6 to 7 shots fired. Other neighbors said they did not hear any shots, but were woken up by officers who came knocking asking if they had witnessed anything.

A number of neighbors told WANE 15 they heard loud music coming from a building close to where the man was found. They said the music went on until around 4 a.m. and has been an ongoing issue.

WANE 15 spoke to the landlord of the location. He said the person he has been renting to has been running a club without his consent, which goes against their lease agreement.

On Sunday, the Fort Wayne Police Department put out pictures of three individuals they would like to talk with to see if they can provide information as to what happened. They have not been named suspects.

The area near the intersection of Lafayette and Williams Street is not new to crime.

This past New Year’s Eve, a 16-year-old was shot and killed near that same intersection.

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