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Fort Wayne Police investigate death of man found shot in street

Sunday, October 20, 2013 - 10:35 am

A man is dead after being found wounded by gunshot fire in a Fort Wayne street by a passing driver.

At 5:55 p.m. Saturday a driver reported seeing a man lying in the 800 block of East Lewis Street.

Officers found the victim unresponsive in the street, according to police spokesman Officer Michael Joyner. He was taken in critical condition to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead by attending physicians.

Authorities haven't positively identified the victim or established a motive for the apparent shooting, according to Joyner.

This incident remains under investigation by the FWPD, the Allen County coroner's office, and the Allen County prosecutor's office.