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Man Fatally Shot on Charlotte Avenue at 42nd Avenue North Friday Night

The man found fatally shot in his crashed car on Charlotte Avenue at 42nd Avenue North at 8:30 p.m. Friday is identified as Miguel Ontiveros III, 23, of Hermitage.

Witnesses reported that Ontiveros was racing a pickup truck on Charlotte Avenue when someone in the truck opened fire on the Hyundai Sonata Ontiveros was driving. Ontiveros was hit, causing him to wreck. The truck then also crashed, before continuing to flee toward I-40.

The truck, a Nissan, was located abandoned a short time later on the shoulder of I-40 east near the I-440 junction. Both the truck and the car Ontiveros was driving were taken to the MNPD Crime Laboratory for processing.

Homicide Unit Detective Bobby Samuels is leading this investigation. Anyone seeing Ontiveros earlier Friday evening or having information about this fatal shooting is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463. Callers to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and qualify for a cash reward.

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