Man found shot to death in alley ID’d

A man was pronounced dead in this alley just east of 3100 Central Drive in Fort Wayne on Sunday.
A man was pronounced dead in this alley just east of 3100 Central Drive in Fort Wayne on Sunday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The man who was found dead in an alley Sunday afternoon was shot to death, according to the coroner. His death marks the 43rd homicide in Fort Wayne and Allen County in 2013.

Officers were called to a report of a man down in an alley east of 3100 Central Drive shortly after 3 p.m. Sunday. An adult man was found unresponsive. The coroner said the man died from gunshot wounds.

On Tuesday, the Allen County Coroner identified the man as 31-year-old Johnny Erick Wiggins, of Fort Wayne.

Police said the circumstances surrounding what happened are still in the preliminary investigation stages.

Police did not release any other details regarding the man’s death.

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