Victim Identified in Police Action Shooting

By Rachel Martin

April 28, 2013 Updated Oct 30, 2013 at 5:56 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The Allen County Coroner released the name of the victim in Saturday's police action shooting.

The coroner says Tavonte J. Haney, 19, of Fort Wayne died as a result of the gun shot wounds.

The coroner has declared Haney's death a homicide, defining a homicide as a death caused by the actions of another individual. Haney's death is 16th homicide in Allen County since the beginning of the year.

One man is dead after a police action shooting on the city's Southeast side Saturday. Fort Wayne Police say they attempted to make a traffic stop on a red SUV at the intersection of Congress and Gaywood Drive around 4 p.m. Saturday when the two men inside got out of the vehicle and began running. A police pursuit then ensued.

One of the men managed to get away, but police caught up with the other around the 4300 block of Spatz Ave., and shots were fired. Police pronounced that man dead. Police say a gun was found near the man's body where he fell.

Police would not disclose why they attempted to make the traffic stop. Initial reports indicate police are looking for a Black male around 25-years-old with an afro and glasses, wearing jeans and a black jacket, and appeared to be concealing something in his waistband. Initial reports also indicate that man was last seen running down an alley on Congress.

This incident remains under investigation. This story will be updated as more details come in.

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