July 06, 2015
A 41-year-old man was found shot to death behind the wheel of a car that crashed into a wall on the eastern end of Fire Trail Road early Sunday morning, police reported.
Chief Superintendent Paul Rolle, who heads the Central Detective Unit (CDU), said the man, who was named, was shot multiple times.Rolle said area residents reported hearing gunshots around 11:30 p.m. However, the man's body wasn't discovered until 2 a.m.Responding officers discovered the man sitting in the driver's seat of a silver Honda Accord. The car, which was still in gear, had crashed into a concrete wall outside an apartment complex.
"When officers arrived they saw the crashed car, and they realized that the car had been riddled with bullets," Rolle said.
"The window was tinted, but when they checked they saw a body on the inside. EMS officials came. They forced their way in the car, breaking the glass to get access. He had been shot multiple times about the body."
Police believe the man was driving when he was shot.
"When he crashed, the headlights broke and the bumper came off," Rolle added.
"There are several apartments in that area. The residents reported hearing gunshots. But because of the hour of night I guess no one came out. They just called the police."
Rolle said police had few leads up to yesterday and appealed to anyone who saw or heard anything to contact authorities.
The shooting marked the 75th murder for the year.
This same time last year there were 63 murders, which means the murder count has increased by 19 percent this year.
The latest murder came five days after Tarazz Markel, 34, was shot to death, reportedly during an argument.
Markel was walking near Wilson Track, off East Street, when he reportedly got into an argument with another man.
Police said the shooter fled on foot.
Rolle said investigators were still searching for the suspect in that murder yesterday.
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