Man handed 75 years in 2021 homicide

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Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 3:06 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A Fort Wayne man who was found guilty in a fatal 2021 shooting has learned his fate.

In court on Friday, John Vires was sentenced to 75 years behind bars after he was found guilty in April this year of murder and a firearm enhancement.

Police say they were called to the 1600 block of Franklin Ave. on September 22, 2021, on reports of a shooting. They say 37-year-old William H. Erhardt was pronounced dead at the scene, and his death was ruled a homicide.

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