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Neighbors react to Monday’s deadly shooting on Turf Lane in Fort Wayne

Published: Nov. 12, 2021 at 12:05 AM EST
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - Neighbors in a Southwest neighborhood in Fort Wayne are reacting after a 74-year-old man was found shot in his own home Monday afternoon.

Neighbors of 74-year-old Kenneth Behny are trying to comprehend why someone took his life.

“It is definitely concerning. Having lived here for four years and I know a lot of people in the area who have lived here in the area even longer than I have and nothing like this happens around here,” Jake Davis said.

“It is very unusual. It’s a very quiet neighborhood, I can’t really think of anything bad in this subdivision since I’ve been here,” Michael Trentacosti said.

Davis and Trentacosti say Monday afternoon’s deadly shooting is very strange and, they say not having answers right now is worrisome.

“Having the thought that he or she could be running a muck or possibly in this neighborhood is concerning,” Davis said.

“It is pretty scary. It is happening everywhere. I don’t think it really matters where you live today, stuff like that is happening,” Trentacosti said.

Monday, Police arrived in the 3600 block of Turf Lane where they found Behny inside his home shot in the head. The Allen County Coroner ruled the death the county’s 36th homicide of the year.

Other neighbors Fort Wayne’s NBC News talked with who didn’t want to go on camera said Behny kept to himself a lot of the time, watching TV inside his garage and reading the newspaper.

Both neighbors say, they just want to feel safe and they want justice for Behny.

“My wife and I are going to live our lives the same way. Like I said it’s a pretty safe neighborhood and very unusual,” Trentacosti said.

“I would definitely like to see for the sake of that gentleman that the suspect is found and justice is had because I believe that’s what he deserves,” Davis said.

This case remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department, the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and, the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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