Dead man found in St. Louis County car wreck had been shot

3 weeks 23 hours 29 minutes ago May 02, 2017 May 2, 2017 Tuesday, May 02 2017 Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:17:50 AM CDT in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police say a man found dead inside a car after he hit a utility pole had been shot.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police found the man early Tuesday in the car's passenger seat while investigating what they thought was a traffic crash.

St. Louis County Police Officer Benjamin Granda says the man appeared to be in his 20s. They don't know his name yet.

The death is being classified as a homicide. The St. Louis County Police Department's Crimes Against Persons Bureau is handling the investigation.

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