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Fort Wayne man is 42nd homicide of 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 10:52 am

The Allen County Coroner's Office today verified that a man found dead Sunday evening in a northeast Fort Wayne home was the victim of homicide.

Demetrius Lamar Masterson, 29, of Fort Wayne, was killed by gunshot, according to the results of an autopsy performed on Monday. His body was found in a home in the 7400 block of Placer Run at about 7:40 p.m.

Police were called to the home by the woman who owned the home. Police said she was the dead man's girlfriend. No one else was found in the home when police responded.

Masterson's death is the 42nd homicide of 2013 in Fort Wayne and Allen County.

Investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the coroner's office and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office continues.