Man Shot Dead In SUV, Crashes Into Tree Stump

7:17 AM, Aug 26, 2013   |    comments
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Courtesy Roderick Charles.

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Police say a Winston-Salem man died after he was shot while in his SUV on Sunday.

Officers were called to the area of North Cleveland Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive shortly before 5:30 p.m. because of an accident. When police arrived they found Michael Denard Bruton's SUV had crashed into a street sign and a tree stump. 

Bruton and his vehicle were shot. Emergency responders pronounced him dead on location.

Investigators said Bruton was in a nearby parking lot when he was shot. He continued driving on North Cleveland Avenue, towards MLK, when his car wrecked, according to the police department.

Westbound lanes in the 800 block of MLK were closed until late Sunday night.

Police are still investigating this incident and ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800.

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