Driver dies from gunshot wound before crashing SUV

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Baton Rouge Detectives are investigating a fatal shooting that happened around 12:20 a.m. Monday.

According to reports, 33-year-old Cleveland York III was shot in the head by an unknown person while sitting behind the wheel of a Cadillac SUV.

The shooting happened in the 5600 block of Ducros, which is near the intersection of River Road and Brightside.

Detectives say York tried to drive away but he drove through a fenced backyard in the 3900 block of Northshore and crashed into a parked vehicle.

Detective say York died at the scene.

Anyone with any information on this shooting is urged to contact the Homicide Division at 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at 344-7867.

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