Man’s shooting death at Lake and Anthony ruled homicide

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Man’s shooting death at Lake and Anthony ruled homicide

UPDATE (April 11, 2019): Local officials have identified the man killed at Lake and Anthony this week.  The Coroner’s Office released the following:

“The Allen County Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsy and made notification to the next of kin, of the male victim that was located on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Lake Avenue on April 9, 2019, at approximately 18:21 hours. He has been positively identified as Michael Eugene LoVett Jr, male, black, 46 years of age, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Cause of Death has been determined to be Multiple Gunshot Wounds and the Manner of Death is Homicide. Michael Eugene LoVett Jr. is the 6th Homicide victim in Allen County for 2019.
The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.”


FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say one man is dead after a shooting on the northeast side of the city. Around 6:30 Tuesday night, officers responded to the 1700 Block of Lake Avenue, just West of Anthony Blvd, where they found him shot in front of a barbershop close to Lakeside Park.

Officers were advised that witnesses had heard multiple gunshots and had observed a male subject being shot in front of the business and then saw several subjects running from the scene.

Upon officers arrival on the scene, they located an adult male on the ground in front of a business suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. Paramedics and Fire Personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the victim deceased.

Detectives and Crime Scene were both paged to the scene and upon their arrival Detectives began to canvass the area and speak with multiple witnesses as what they had seen or heard. Detectives were also attempting to locate any possible businesses or homes nearby with surveillance cameras that would possibly assist them in their investigation. Crime Scene Technicians arrived and began to process the scene looking for any evidence as well to assist in this investigation.

Detectives are asking that anyone with any information that may assist them in this case, to call The Fort Wayne Police Department Detective Bureau at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

The Identity of the victim, as well as the manner of Death, will be released at a later time by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.
This incident is being investigated by the Fort Wayne Police Department, Allen County Coroner’s Office, and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office.