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Detectives investigate homicide in Middletown

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Posted at 9:37 AM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 09:43:30-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Officials are investigating a homicide after a man was found slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle in Middletown on Friday night, according to the Journal-News.

Benny Alvin Barefield, 48, was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a press release from the Middletown Division of Police.

It appeared he had been shot while in his car on 9th Avenue, the report said.

Police received a call reporting that Barefield was in the vehicle on 9th Avenue and Yankee Road around 10:30 p.m.

It’s not known if investigators have a suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Hughes at 513-425-7733.

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