December 18, 2014

Elyria
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Man found dead in vehicle in Elyria

ELYRIA – Police are investigating after a man was found dead in a vehicle early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to T&A Bar, 801 Foster Ave., at about 2:41 a.m. for a report of shots fired, according to Capt. Chris Costantino.

Upon arrival, officers found a silver Chevy Equinox stuck in a snowdrift near the intersection of Foster and Lake avenues. The vehicle was running, with the tires spinning in the snow, Costantino said.

When officers approached the vehicle, they observed what appeared to be several bullet holes in the driver’s side of the vehicle, and the driver’s side window was shattered, Costantino said.

A 22-year-old black male was found unresponsive in the driver’s seat, Costantino said. Medical personnel determined the victim was dead, and detectives and the Lorain County Coroner were called to the scene.

There were no other occupants in the vehicle when police arrived, Costantino said.

The investigation is ongoing, and an autopsy is scheduled to determine cause of death.

The victim’s identity will not be released until his family has been notified.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Elyria Police Department at (440) 323-3302.