Allen Lamar Ruffin Death – The Allen County coroner’s office on Wednesday, July 22, 2020, released the identity of a man that was shot to death during a drive-by shooting on Lillie Street as 31-year-old Allen Lamar Ruffin.
The authorities revealed that Ruffin died from multiple gunshots wounds on Tuesday night.
Ruffin’s death is recorded as the 27th homicide this year in Allen County, but the third fatal shooting this month in Fort Wayne, says the coroner.
Fort Wayne police reports that Ruffin was found shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday on the porch of a home in the 2500 block of Lillie Street. He died at the scene despite medics’ attempts to save him.
Furthermore, his unidentified girlfriend was also shot as she retreated inside. She is currently being treated at a local hospital.
Sgt. Timothy Hughes, head of the police department’s homicide unit said on Wednesday, “Our investigation so far does indicate a drive-by-style shooting.”
Sgt. Hughes said he was confident an arrest would be made soon.
“Since the initial call reporting the shooting, homicide detectives have been aggressively working this case. Anyone with information about this homicide is strongly encouraged to contact us,” says Hughes.