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  • Police cars at the scene of a shooting on Monday Feb. 20, 2018. Photo by Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Coroner IDs Monday shooting victim

The Journal Gazette

The Allen County coroner's office has identified the man found dead inside a car at the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel on Monday.

Samuel Douglas Westlake, 37, of Fort Wayne was found shot in the parking lot at 3320 Coliseum Blvd. W., the coroner's office said in a statement following an autopsy.

The cause of Westlake's death was a gunshot wound or wounds and his manner of death was ruled a homicide, the statement said. It said Westlake is the sixth homicide victim in Allen County during 2018.