FORT WAYNE – A 19-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the person who was gunned down early Saturday evening near downtown.
Algia Paul Robert Steward was identified Monday by the Allen County Coroner's Office.
His death has been ruled the 37th homicide for Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2013. The all-time peak was 43 homicides in 1997, according to the Allen County Coroner's Office.
Just before 6 p.m. Saturday, 911 dispatchers received a report of shots fired in the neighborhood east of downtown, and as officers headed there, dispatchers took a call about a man down on East Lewis Street, between Francis and Harmar streets, police said for an earlier story.
Saturday's fatal shooting occurred around the corner from Jerusalem Baptist Church, the site of an emergency prayer meeting late last month in an effort to curb the violence.