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$10,000 reward offered in Fort Wayne homicide deaths and arson fire

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 3:13 pm

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has offered a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the conviction of whoever killed a couple and then set an arson fire July 18 at 3215 Senate Ave.

Just before 9 a.m. July 18, the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a house fire at the home. Shortly after extinguishing the blaze, firefighters found the bodies of Terry Lagrone, 40, and Desiree Sheets, 19, inside the home. The Allen County coroner's office later said the two had been shot to death.

Investigators determined that the fire inside the residence had been intentionally set, according to a news release Wednesday from the ATF.

“This was a vicious and senseless act of violence and those responsible need to be caught and held accountable for their actions” said Christopher “CJ” Hyman, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Columbus Field Division, ATF, in the release.

Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York said in the release, “We ask the community to provide any information that would lead investigators to those who are responsible. This type of crime cannot be tolerated and we are committed to utilizing resources from all of our law enforcement partners in resolving this matter."