Man killed in St. Marys Avenue home a victim of homicide, Allen County Coroner’s Office rules

A man who died in a St. Marys Avenue home was killed by blows to the head, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Fermin H. Rosa, 67, was found down inside his residence in the 1300 block of St. Marys Avenue by Fort Wayne Police officers shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Police had been called to a possible shooting there, though no one nearby reported hearing any gunshots. Paramedics began to administer medical attention to Rosa, and a short time later he was pronounced dead.

An autospy showed Rosa died of blunt-force injuries to the head, according to the coroner’s office.

An upstairs tenant who was home at the time that police arrived was found unharmed, according to police.

The coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide, the 20th of Allen County for 2018. Circumstances around his death remain under investigation by police, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the coroner’s office.