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Man found sitting inside vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds after crashing car in Maple Heights

Man found inside car with gunshots wounds
Posted at 9:13 AM, Dec 12, 2017

Maple Heights police are investigating the death of a man after he was found with what appeared to be multiple gunshot wounds inside his vehicle Sunday night.

Police received a call of reported gunshots, screaming and a crash at the intersection of Friend and Paine Avenues around 10:19 p.m.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found an Audi SUV that went off Paine Avenue and through some property before coming to a stop in a driveway on Friend Avenue.

Officers found 28-year-old Melvin Ephraim sitting in the driver's seat with multiple gunshot wounds.

Ephraim was taken to Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Maple Heights Detective Bureau is investigating the shooting as a homicide.