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Allen County has first homicide of 2017

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 1:56 PM
A man who was found dead Tuesday morning inside a local hotel on Goshen Road is officially Allen County's first homicide for 2017.

Eric Antione Hearn, 33, was shot to death, according to the Allen County Coroner's Office, when determining the manner of death was homicide.

Fort Wayne Police were called at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday to the Country Hearth Inn & Suites, 2908 Goshen Road, where they found Hearn unresponsive. Medics pronounced Hearn dead at the scene.

Investigators said the circumstances surrounding Hearn's death looked "suspicious" in nature.

The homicide remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Coroner's Office and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.

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