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Friday, April 28, 2017 1:00 am

Dad killed in accidental shooting ID'd

Journal Gazette

The death of a man who police said was accidentally shot Tuesday by his son on Robinwood Drive has been ruled a homicide.

The Allen County coroner today identified the victim as Frank Lax, 65.

Police said Lax's son accidentally shot him in the 4000 block of Robinwood Drive.

Officers were called to a home between Rudisill Boulevard and Baxter Street at 11:50 a.m. The men were handling a gun when it went off.

The father was taken to a hospital in critical condition but later died, police said.

Lax's death is the 10th homicide in Allen County this year.

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