Man found dead in near-downtown home was shot: coroner

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Allen County Coroner’s Office said a man found dead in a near-downtown home early Wednesday was shot to death.

Just before 1 a.m., police responded to the 1200 block of St. Marys Avenue after a woman contacted authorities. The woman told dispatch she arrived at her boyfriend’s apartment and found him unconscious on the floor.

Paramedics pronounced the male dead at the scene.

Police said later the investigation was ongoing.

Later Wednesday, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said the victim – 23-year-old Daelon C.
Locke of Fort Wayne – died of a gunshot wound(s) and his death was ruled a homicide.

No additional information was released.

This investigation is ongoing by the FWPD, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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