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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 10:08 pm

Teenager identified as homicide victim

The Journal Gazette

A Fort Wayne teenager has been identified as the victim of a homicide in the 5200 block of Lillie Street early Tuesday, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Nicholaus D. Scroggins II, 14, was taken to a local hospital about 4:10 a.m. after being found in the middle of the street suffering from gunshot wounds, the coroner's office said in a statement following an autopsy. He died there shortly before 6 a.m., the statement said.

Nicholaus died from the gunshot wounds, it said, and his death is the 15th homicide in Allen County so far this year.

The homicide is under investigation by city police, the coroner's office and the Allen County prosecutor's office.