Man shot dead on S. Monroe Street ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A man was shot and killed on Fort Wayne’s south side Tuesday night.

Police and medics were called just before 10 p.m. to the 4200 block of South Monroe Street, just south of East Rudisill Boulevard, on a report of shots fired.

According to police, officers found a vehicle that ran into a parked vehicle. A man inside the car was suffering from gunshot wounds and medics pronounced him dead at the scene.

He was identified as Travis Deval Jones, 40, of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found Jones died of gunshot wounds to the chest and his death was ruled a homicide.

According to the initial investigation by Fort Wayne Police, the shots might have been fired in the 4300 block of Monroe. The man’s vehicle then traveled a short distance, before hitting the parked vehicle.

No suspect information is available at this time. Investigators were going door to door, speaking with potential witnesses.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP, or use the free P3 Tips app.

The shooting remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.

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