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Man Found Shot To Death Inside Car In Area Identified

City of Poughkeepsie Police identified a man who was shot to death in his vehicle.
City of Poughkeepsie Police identified a man who was shot to death in his vehicle. Photo Credit: City of Poughkeepsie Police

A man found dead inside a vehicle from a gunshot wound when police responded to a rollover auto accident has been identified.

Jeffrey Johnson, 29, of the City of Poughkeepsie, was found around 2:21 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, when police responded to a report of a possible rollover crash, City of Poughkeepsie Det. Lt. Matt Clark said.

When police arrived on the scene they discovered that Johnson had an apparent gunshot wound.

City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department personnel and Mobile Life Support Services had also responded to the scene and transported Johnson to a local hospital. 

A short time later, Johnson was pronounced dead by hospital staff, Clark said.

On Friday, Dec. 13, an autopsy was conducted Johnson and the cause of death was determined to be a gunshot wound to his left thigh, Clark added.

Anyone with information in regards to this homicide is encouraged to contact the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department at 845-451-4000 or the tip line at 845-451-7577.

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