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Police and fire

  • No answers after shots ring in city
    The vehicles raced down a city street, gunfire ringing out between them.
  • Blaze heavily damages home
    A Fort Wayne family won’t be able to spend Thanksgiving at home after a fire gutted their house Wednesday. Smoke and flames were already visible from the two-story home at 3920 S. Anthony Blvd.
  • Fire burns two apartments
    A fire in two apartments Wednesday afternoon forced the residents to find somewhere else to stay this Thanksgiving.The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called about 4:10 p.m.

Shooting victim identified

A Fort Wayne man was identified as the victim of a shooting found in a Reed Street alley Wednesday night, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Ramareo Debrad Booher, 19, was the 29th homicide victim for Fort Wayne and Allen County during 2012, the coroner's office said in a statement.

The shooting remains under investigation by city police, the coroner's office and the county prosecutor's office.

Police have said they were called at 8:47 p.m. Thursday about a person lying in an alley in the 3100 block of Reed Street, between Eckart Street and Drexel Avenue.

The man was unresponsive when he was found, and neighbors told police they didn't see anything or hear any gunshots, police have said.