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Man Found Dead In Vehicle on Freeway

SHERIFF’S HOMICIDE DETECTIVES ARE EN ROUTE TO THE EASTBOUND FOOTHILL FREEWAY (I-210) AT AZUZA AVENUE, AZUZA, TO ASSIST IRWINDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL INVESTIGATE THE CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING THE SHOOTING DEATH OF A MAN.

AT 11:17 P.M.,  THE MAN WAS DRIVING IN HIS VEHICLE EASTBOUND ON THE FOOTHILL FREEWAY (I-210) AT IRWINDALE AVENUE, WHEN AN OFF-DUTY CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICER SAW THE VEHICLE DRIVING “ERRATICALLY”.   THE OFF-DUTY OFFICER CALLED 9-1-1 VIA CELL PHONE AND REPORTED THE ACTIVITY TO IRWINDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL.  OFFICERS FROM THE IRWINDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED AND LOCATED THE VEHICLE STOPPED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD JUST EAST OF THE AZUZA AVENUE OFF-RAMP.

WHEN OFFICERS APPROACHED THE VEHICLE, THEY SAW THAT THE VICTIM WAS SUFFERING FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE UPPER TORSO.

THE MAN WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE BY PARAMEDICS. 

A HANDGUN WAS FOUND INSIDE THE VEHICLE.

THE BODY IS STILL AT THE SCENE.

THERE IS NO FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.

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