Homicide investigation underway after body found in parked SUV

Posted at 7:46 AM, Jun 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-06-01 19:58:21-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- Police have released the name of a 23-year-old man found apparently shot to death in an SUV in Richmond's Gilpin Court neighborhood Saturday night.

Officials said Lyle P. McMurtray, of the 100 block of Easy Street in Dutton, Virginia, was discovered around 9 p.m. Saturday in a parked SUV in the 100 block of East Hill Street in Richmond.

"When officers arrived, they found an unresponsive male inside a white SUV parked on the block," Richmond Police wrote in an email. "The victim, an adult white male in his early 20s, had suffered what appeared to be a gunshot wound and was dead at the scene."

Police are investigating this as a homicide.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 780-1000 or text Crime Stoppers at 274637, using the key word “ITip” followed by your tip.