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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 Boulevard 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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Gunshot death ruled accidental

Thomas E. Minton, 48, died Sunday of an accidental gunshot wound to his chest, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Minton was reportedly selling a handgun to a family member when the gun, which he believed was unloaded, fired into his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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