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Dead man in wheelchair on East Washington Boulevard was likely shot, police say

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Friday, August 04, 2017 07:46 am

A man who was found slumped over in a wheelchair Friday morning may have been shot to death, according to a police report.

Fort Wayne Police responded to a call of a man who was slumped over in a wheelchair at 1:09 a.m. in the 900 block of East Washington Boulevard.

When officers arrived, they found the man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds outside one of the buildings. Paramedics arrived and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

There is no suspect information and detectives are canvassing the area for witnesses. Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867.

An autopsy of the victim will be performed by the Allen County Coroner's Office, who also will identify the victim and the cause and manner of death.

The incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner's Office and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.

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