Man found dead inside car in Newport News

Posted at 4:04 AM, May 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-14 09:14:00-04

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Newport News Police are investigating after a man was found dead inside a car early Monday morning.

At 1:12 a.m., police said they got a call about an unspecific problem in the 500 block of Coral Court.

Once they arrived, officers located a male slumped over inside a gold vehicle with a gunshot wound to his upper body.

He died at the scene. Police have identified the victim as 23-year-old Derrius Franklin of Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Investigators are calling this a homicide.

They’re still investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident. There is no suspect information at this time.