Coroner: Shooting death accidental

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The death of a man who was shot in the chest while apparently trying to sell a gun was accidental, according to the Allen County Coroner’s report.

Thomas E. Minton, 48, of Fort Wayne accidentally shot himself in the chest at a home in the 1400-block of Landers Court on Saturday night.

Fort Wayne police said Minton was trying to sell a gun to a family member when the gun went off.  Officers gave him first aid, but he was pronounced dead on the scene. provides commenting on many stories to allow for constructive discussion. In order to comment, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms and Conditions. Anyone violating these terms, including the use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinion of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, flag it so our moderators can review.

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