Victim found dead in Fort Wayne Walgreens parking lot is identified

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The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified a man found shot to death in a north-side Walgreens parking lot early Saturday morning.

Carlos M. Hamilton, 19, of Fort Wayne died from a gunshot wound or wounds and his death is the 27th homicide in Allen County in 2018.

Police officers were called at 12:13 a.m. Saturday after an employee who was closing up the business found Hamilton inside a vehicle in the parking lot of Walgreens, 2400 block of N. Coliseum Blvd. Hamilton was pronounced dead by paramedics.

Detectives planned to look at any available video surveillance from several nearby businesses to figure out what happened to Hamilton. Police so far have not released any suspect information.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact police.

This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the coroner’s office.


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