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Police and fire

  • 1 held in cemetery slaying
    Police have arrested a Fort Wayne man on a murder charge in connection with the death of a woman whose body was found Monday in an undeveloped portion of Catholic Cemetery.
  • Police arrest suspect in school break-in
    A 30-year-old South Bend man has been arrested in connection with Monday morning's break-in at Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, thanks to numerous tips, the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department said today.
  • Body found near graves
    Fort Wayne police were investigating the suspicious death of a woman found at an undeveloped part of a northeast-side cemetery Monday afternoon.

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.