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Police and fire

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Reward offered in homicide, arson

A $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the July 18 double homicide and arson at 3215 Senate Ave. was announced Wednesday.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Fort Wayne police and fire departments, are offering the reward.

Fort Wayne firefighters responded that morning to a house fire at the Senate Avenue address. After the blaze was extinguished, the bodies of Terry Lagrone, 41, and Desiree Sheets, 19, were found inside the home. A follow-up investigation showed both had been shot. Investigators determined the fire had been intentionally set.

Anyone with information is asked to call the ATF at 424-4440, Fort Wayne police at 436-7867 or Fort Wayne firefighters at 427-1478. Callers may remain anonymous.