Coroner: Men found in home died in homicide-suicide

Police were called Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, to the 2400 block of South Calhoun Street in downtown Fort Wayne.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Two bodies were found in a south Fort Wayne home after several hours of investigation Tuesday.

Police responded just before 10 a.m. Tuesday to a home at 2423 S. Calhoun St., near West Taber Street two blocks west of Ivan Lebamoff Reservoir Park, on a report of a suspicious person there. According to a report from Fort Wayne Police spokesman Jim Seay, the owner of the home called police after he heard “noise” coming from the upstairs of a vacant property where he had gone to work.

Officers arrived at the home and heard what they believed to be a gunshot inside the home, Seay said.

Police investigate at a home in the 2400 block of South Calhoun Street on Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017.

At that time, the police department’s tactical teams were called out, and Calhoun Street was closed to traffic from Pontiac Street to West Creighton Avenue.

Police tried to contact a subject inside the home but that effort was unsuccessful, Seay said. At some point thereafter, a robot was sent into the home and a male was found unresponsive inside.

When officers went inside, the body of another male was found inside, Seay said.

The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday that the men died in an apparent homicide-suicide situation. Both died of gunshot wounds to the chest, the coroner’s office said.

Roger Edward Shubert, 57, died of suicide, and 56-year-old Joseph Shah Hurley III died of homicide, the coroner’s office said.