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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Street this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.
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Saturday night shooting accidental, coroner rules

A man shot Saturday night at a Fort Wayne home accidentally died from a gunshot wound to the chest, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Thomas E. Minton, 48, of Fort Wayne died at the scene of the shooting in the 1400 block of Landers Court, the coroner's office said in a statement.

City police have said Minton was selling a handgun to a family member and thought the gun was unloaded.

The shooting occurred about 8 p.m. Saturday. It remains under investigation by city police and the coroner's office.

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