Canton Police investigating homicide, victim found in car with gunshot wound

Canton Police investigating homicide, victim found in car with gunshot wound
(Jankowski, Jonathan)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - The Canton Police Department is investigating a homicide after the victim was found in a car with a gunshot wound.

Police said officers received a call of shots fired on the 2100 block of Midway Avenue around 7 p.m. on Dec. 15.

Investigators said the officers could not find any victim at first.

Authorities said a little bit later a trooper with the Ohio State Highway Patrol was flagged down on US 62 near Maple Avenue.

A 29-year-old man was found in a car with a gunshot wound, according to police.

A deputy from the Stark County Sheriff’s Office arrived at the scene and administered first aid until the man could be transported to Mercy Medical Center, according to investigators.

Donte Alexander later died from his injuries, according to authorities.

Police said during the investigation it was determined the shooting happened on the 2100 block of Midway Avenue.

This is a developing story, we will update this story as more information becomes available.

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