Louisville Police believe a gunshot victim found in a car on Avalon Garden Drive near Highview was shot at a Waffle House on Bardstown Road early Thursday.  Dec. 23, 2021

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The man shot and killed in the parking lot of a Waffle House has been identified.

The Jefferson County Coroner's Office says Rodrickus Malone, 31, died of a gunshot wound.

Malone was found in a vehicle near Highview early Thursday morning and apparently drove himself more than three miles away from the restaurant where he was shot.

Malone was found about 2:45 a.m. in a vehicle on Avalon Garden Drive off Beulah Church Road.

Louisville Metro Police believe he was shot in the parking lot of a Waffle House on Bardstown Road south of Interstate 265.

In a release, LMPD said 7th Division officers were called to the restaurant on a report of a shooting but found no victim. A short time later, they were called to Avalon Garden Drive.

Investigators said they determined Malone was shot at the Waffle House and made his way to where he was found. EMS took him to University of Louisville Hospital where he died.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the anonymous tip line at 502-574-LMPD (5673) or provide information online: click here

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