Man fatally shot while inside home ID’d

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man was shot to death at his Fort Wayne home early Monday morning.

Police responded to 3411 Senate Ave., near Hessen Cassel and McKinnie Avenue, just after midnight after a family member inside the home called 911 and reported the shooting.

When officers got there, they found a man inside the home who had been shot. There was at least one female family member inside the house at the time also.

Medics arrived minutes later and pronounced the man dead.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office on Tuesday identified the victim as 49-year-old Than Kahn Khai of Fort Wayne. An autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the neck, and his death was ruled a homicide.

Detectives found shell casings in the street in front of the house, leading them to believe the shots came from outside.

“Mayor Henry appreciates the ongoing work by the FWPD. We are not without our challenges with guns, gangs and drugs, but Fort Wayne is a safe city,” said John Perlich, spokesman for the City of Fort Wayne. “The FWPD continues to arrest suspects in crimes and help solve crimes. We need to work together as a community to combat violence.”

Detectives went door-to-door at nearby houses, but no witnesses had any helpful information. Because of that, no suspect description was available.

Crime scene investigators also responded to the scene early Monday morning to collect evidence and continue the investigation.

Anyone with information about what happened there is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-STOP.

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