1980 Shooting Ruled A Homicide After Cyclist Dies From Related Injuries (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

March 13, 2013 Updated Nov 9, 2013 at 6:15 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- In July of 1980, a man riding his bicycle on Rudisill Blvd. was shot and permanently disabled because of the injuries. Monday, that man died from septicemia because of complications of paraplegia and his death is being ruled a homicide.

David Thorrnsley, then 20, was shot twice in the back, one bullet lodging itself near the lower section of his spine and the other exiting through his chest, with a .22-caliber rifle in the 2900 block of Alexander St. According to a previous report from The Journal Gazette, there were no immediate suspects in the shooting but witnesses told police a white van sped away from the scene.

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