The death of a Fort Wayne man who died Saturday from complications of a 2006 shooting has been ruled a homicide.
Dawain Dontae Porter, 24, had been a paraplegic since the Dec. 1, 2006 shooting.
The Allen County Coroner's Office reports that Porter had developed complications of his paraplegia and had been hospitalized at Parkview Hospital for nearly two weeks before he died.
The killing of Porter is the 17th homicide so far this year in Allen County.
The coroner's office said the cause of Porter's death was sepsis, a complication of the paraplegia that resulted from the 2006 shooting.
Porter was 19 years old when he was shot multiple times in the parking lot of Glenbrook Mall in December 2006.
At the time, police believed the shooting was the result of tension between Porter and the shooter, according to News-Sentinel files. in 2006, preliminary charges of aggravated battery were filed against a man in connection with the shooting, but according to court records, those charges were later dismissed.