LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Louisville Metro Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death inside a vehicle in Highview Wednesday night.
Officers with LMPD's Seventh Division responded to a reported shooting on Fegenbush Lane at Glaser Lane — off Outer Loop and South Watterson Trail — around 9 p.m., LMPD spokesperson Dwight Mitchell said in a statement.
That's where officers found the 48-year-old victim, now identified as Desmond Lamont Bell, according to the Jefferson County coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The coroner's office said Bell's fatal injuries were the result of a drive-by shooting.
Police on the scene told WDRB News they believe the man was shot at Fegenbush Lane and Peppermill Lane, but drove himself towards Glaser where he was found.
#UPDATE: police tell me the man was shot in his car near the intersection of Fegenbush Lane and Peppermill Lane and drove his car about 1/4 mile when it crashed into a ditch…where they found him. @WDRBNews pic.twitter.com/waqYyWrHi2— Joel Schipper (@JSchipperWDRB) November 25, 2021
The shooting breaks Louisville's homicide record of 173, set in 2020. It now sits at 174 for 2021.
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LMPD's Homicide Unit is investigating the case, but so far no arrests have been reported.
Anyone with information is asked to call the department's crime tip line at (502) 574-LMPD (5673). Callers can remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted anonymously on LMPD's crime tip portal by clicking here.
This story may be updated as more information becomes available.
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