Police investigating homicide in Brooklyn

Man found dead with bullet wound near car crash
March 28, 2008 10:44:08 AM PDT
What started out as a car accident early Friday morning, quickly tuned into a homicide investigation.The victim's tan 1995 Lincoln town car careened through the intersection of east 40th Street and Avenue H in East Flatbush.

When police got a good look at the victim, the found a gunshot wound in his chest.

Eyewitness News reporter Lisa Colagrossi has been following the story.

Police identified the victim but did not release the information, yet.

The victim was initially believed to have been killed in a car accident until authorities found a bullet in his chest.

The victim's Lincoln Town Car careened and crashed into a parked tractor-trailer at around 1:45 a.m. Friday morning.

The male driver was discovered dead outside of the vehicle, lying in the northeast corner of the intersection.

Detectives say this was no accident. When police examined his body, they discovered a bullet hole in his chest.

"I heard people outside, so I came out. And then, I saw the car and the body lying on the ground," Lydell Hooper, resident, said. "And then police came a little bit after and secure the area."

Police say there was no blood found in the car.

A friend of the victim says he was a livery cab driver. However the car did not have TLC plate and wasn't properly registered.

So far, no arrests have been made, and the circumstances of killing were not clear.


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