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LMPD: Victim's body found inside car in Russell neighborhood died by gunshot

The man was found in the 2400 block of Elliott Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police said a death investigation in the Russell neighborhood has now become a homicide case.

Metro Police officers discovered a body inside of a vehicle in an alleyway behind the 2400 block of Elliott Avenue Tuesday around 1:45 p.m.

Police said the man was “obviously deceased” but later confirmed he died from a gunshot wound. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office identified the man as 59-year-old Deon Ross of Louisville.

They don’t have any suspects associated with the case.

If you have information that can help police, you can call the Anonymous Tip Line at 574-LMPD or their Crime Tip Portal.

The Homicide Unit is investigating.

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