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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 1:00 am

Shooting suspect surrenders

JAMIE DUFFY | The Journal Gazette

A 24-year-old Fort Wayne man charged in a November shooting death turned himself in to police Tuesday.

Nickolas F. McKinley was charged Friday with reckless homicide in the death of Javon Sims, 22, at Sims' home in the 2900 block of Smith Street. McKinley, of the 1000 block of East Lawn Drive, was being held at the Allen County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail, according to a jail spokesman.

McKinley learned he was wanted by police while he was in Cleveland and had two friends drive him from Cleveland to Fort Wayne to turn himself in, city police said.

In court documents, McKinley said he was on his friend Sims' front porch, having a cigarette before leaving, when he saw someone creeping up on him. After he fired a gun, he realized it was Sims, according to court documents.

Police found Sims about 1 a.m. suffering from a gunshot wound. Sims apparently did not tell the police who shot him. He died later at a hospital, court documents said.

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