Man killed near East Central Towers

| August 23, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:16 a.m., Aug. 19, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to reports of gunshots in the 900 block of E. Washington Boulevard.

As officers were checking the area, FWPD dispatch received another call of a male who had been shot and was lying outside of an apartment building. Officers located an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds, and medics initially determined him to be in serious condition. After being taken to a local hospital, the victim, later identified as 20 year old Spencer M. Smith, was downgraded to critical condition and later died from his injuries.

This incident remains under investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and the Allen County Coroner’s Office. Anyone with information is asked to call the Fort Wayne Police Department at (260) 427-1222 or Crime Stoppers at (260) 436-7867.

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