Shot Dead At Wheel Of His Car

Police at the scene of the shooting on Plantol Street. Photo: Terrel W Carey/Tribune staff

Police at the scene of the shooting on Plantol Street. Photo: Terrel W Carey/Tribune staff


Tribune Staff Reporter


A MAN believed to be in his 60s was found dead in his car Tuesday suffering from a gunshot wound.

It marked the first murder of the month and the 64th for the year so far, according to The Tribune’s records.

According to Chief Superintendent of Police Solomon Cash, police were alerted that a man was slumped over in a car parked on the southern side of Plantol Street around 6am. Officers confirmed the report and emergency services personnel pronounced the man dead on scene.

CSP Cash said the man had a gunshot wound to his upper torso. Preliminary investigations led police to believe he was of Haitian descent and lived in the area. Hours after the discovery, CSP Cash told The Tribune police were still combing the streets for clues and had not yet established a motive for the killing.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 919, the Central Detective Unit at 502-9991, or the Crime Stoppers hotline at 328-TIPS. 


John 7 months, 2 weeks ago

This victim does not fit the usual profile of persons found shot up. They are usually under the age of 30 so the motive may also be different. And hopefully the police will be swift in finding his killers. But armed robberies seem to be on the increase this year even though ‘hit type ‘ and murders in general seems to be down. But unfortunately this always seem to be the trend with murders around this time of the year. Then there’s some caterstrophic event that pushes the numbers up. Hopefully that will not happen this year and the numbers will remain down.


TalRussell 7 months, 2 weeks ago

Where hell were showcasing display comrade US Marine Forces helicopters - when a believed be in he 60's old, now dead man's - needed them be flying overhead?


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