Former Sidney teen killed in Fort Wayne

Staff report

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — The son of a Sidney man was killed Feb. 9, 2017, in Fort Wayne Indiana.

Quinlan I. Partington, 16, of Fort Wayne, was shot to death according to the Allen County, Indiana, coroner. He was the son of Franklin LeRoy Lee, who survives in Sidney, and Samantha Partington and significant other, Thomas Houston, who survives in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

A passerby found Partington unresponsive in the 32000 block of Diplomat Drive at 6:20 a.m. Feb. 9. Fort Wayne Police responded to the scene. The teen was transported to a local hospital, where he died a short time later.

The coroner’s office’s report stated Partington died of a gunshot wound or wounds. His death has been ruled a homicide.

The investigation into Partington’s death remains under investigation by the police, Allen County Prosecutor’s Office and the coroner’s office.

According to his aunt, Amanda Partington, her nephew had lived in Sidney most of his life. He was honored during the eighth-grade basketball game Saturday morning. Another of her nephews is a member of the basketball team.

He is also survived by his grandmothers, Shirley Lee and Joyce Leiss of Sidney, great-grandmother, Janet Partington of Sidney, and his brothers and sisters, Jeremiah Johnson of Sidney, Dylan (Kaylee) Rayner of Sidney, Taylan Partington of Ft. Wayne, Tara Franklin of Sidney, Nikki Stockton of Sidney, Sharday Foy of Sidney.

Quinlan attended Heritage High School in Fort Wayne, and enjoyed being the class clown. He loved playing basketball, football and video games. He was a master on the Play Station.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Mt. Zion House of Prayer in Sidney. Friends and family may call from 1 to 3p.m. prior to the funeral.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Adams Funeral Home, to help offset funeral costs.

A go fund me account has been established to help with funeral expenses at

Staff report