Man, 22, shot outside south-side home dies

Fort Wayne police officers investigate a shooting in the 2900 block of Smith Street November 7, 2016.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man shot outside a home just south of downtown Fort Wayne early Tuesday morning has died.

Police said a man was standing outside a home at 2907 Smith St. around 1:10 a.m. when someone shot him. Paramedics and police responded to the area and found the man suffering from gunshots wounds.

He was taken to a hospital in serious condition, but later downgraded the victim to critical condition. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said later Tuesday that the man had died.

Javon D. Sims, 22, of Fort Wayne died of gunshot wounds, an autopsy showed. The coroner’s office ruled his death a homicide.

Police said investigators were talking to people in the area in an effort to get more information about what happened.

No suspect information was immediately available, and police have not arrested anyone in connection with the shooting. Police spokesman Michael Joyner said police have not established a motive.

The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact the detective bureau at 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 436-STOP (7867).