Man’s death ruled homicide by Allen County coroner

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The death of a man found in a van Sunday evening on Winter Street has been ruled a homicide by the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

An autopsy has identified the victim as Martell Dorel Milton, 25.

Fort Wayne Police officers responding to a report of a shooting found Milton at 6 p.m. Sunday in a van in the 5300 block of Winter Street near Roosevelt Street. He was found in critical condition but was declared dead at the scene by medics, according to police.

Milton died of a gunshot Wound to the head and his death has been ruled a homicide, the 37th in Allen County in 2017.

The shooting remains under investigation by police, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the coroner’s office.