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.


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