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Person found dead Tuesday ruled homicide, two arrested

FORT WAYNE. Ind. (WOWO) – Two people have been arrested on murder charges after a body was found Tuesday morning in Fort Wayne.

RELATED: Fort Wayne police conducting death investigation 

Police initially responded shortly after 5:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 4200 block of Lower Huntington Road after a passing motorist reported a vehicle on the side of the road that appeared to have been in a crash. The driver was found unconscious and not breathing and later pronounced deceased.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office identified the driver as Dennis Dwayne Starr, 40, from Fort Wayne. His cause of death was determined to be a gunshot would to the chest and his manner of death a homicide.

Fort Wayne police arrested two people Wednesday morning in connection to the incident. After a high risk traffic stop at Lower Huntington Road and Kruge Drive police arrested 50-year-old Samuel Evans III and 25-year-old Lexus Evans. Both are being charged with murder.

Shortly after 1:30 P.M., two additional arrests were made in the likes of 23-year-old Samuel Evans IV, and 29-year-old Jesse Shears who were both arrested in Gary, Indiana and transported back to Fort Wayne both on the charge of murder.


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