The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 6:31 am

Tuesday night shooting victim ID'd

LISA GREEN | The Journal Gazette

A 39-year-old man was identified today as the city's latest homicide victim, the result of late-night gunfire.

The Allen County Coroner's office said Johnny Mathes Foy III of Fort Wayne was identified after an autopsy. He was the man found in a vehicle in the 2300 block of John Street just about 10:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Foy died from a gunshot wound to the chest, the coroner's news release said. The fatality remains under investigation. Foy is Allen County's 32nd homicide victim this year.

Fort Wayne police issued a statement early Wednesday morning saying officers responded to John Street after a report of shots being fired, followed by a vehicle crash.

Officers found an adult male victim, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, in the driver seat of a crashed Toyota Corolla. Paramedics arrived to the scene and pronounced the victim dead.

Initial information indicated the shooting occurred while the victim was inside the car, which then crashed into another vehicle parked on John Street.

Detectives were interviewing witnesses and crime scene investigators were examining the area to obtain additional details, the police department said in its news release.

Police said early Wednesday they had no suspect information to provide.

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