FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The coroner has announced that the victim in Wednesday evening’s shooting on Euclid Avenue has died from his injuries.
Fort Wayne’s NBC previously reported that just before 8 p.m. on Sept. 11, police responded to reported gunshots in the 2700 block of Euclid Ave. Upon arrival, they found a man suffering from gunshot wounds in the front yard of the home.
Police say they believe the victim got into a fight with a male relative, in which gunshots were fired, and the victim was struck. That relative stayed on scene to talk with officers. He is considered a person of interest only at this time.
The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 29-year-old Corey Appleberry. His cause of death is a gunshot wound of the abdomen and the manner of death is homicide.
“We are still actively working this case and are following up with leads,” Fort Wayne Police Department’s Public Information Officer Sofia Rosales-Scatena said. “We believe that we may have several witnesses that may have information that will help us in this case. We would like to ask them to come forward and call us so we can speak with them. At this point we are still trying to determine circumstances into this shooting death. We are hoping that people who may have information will assist us in this matter.”
If you have any information on the case, contact FWPD at (260) 427-1222.
Appleberry’s death marks the 19th homicide in Allen County so far this year, see a map of the homicides here: