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Shooting victim identified; death ruled a homicide

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 5:22 pm

The death of a man who was shot Thursday afternoon has been ruled a homicide.

Shane J. Stephens, 20, is the person who was found in the 3200 block of Oliver Street by paramedics and Fort Wayne Police Department officers, according to the Allen County Coroner's Office. The responders had been dispatched to investigate reports of a shooting, and Stephens was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:29 p.m.

The cause of death was determined to be gunshot wounds, while the manner of death was ruled a homicide. Stephens' death is the 18th homicide of the year in Allen County.