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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 05/18/2012

Fairfax shooting victim identified as Landover man

Updated, 11:50 a.m.: A man killed Wednesday night in the Mount Vernon area has been identified as 47-year-old Morgan D. Monroe Jr. of Landover, Fairfax County police said Friday.

Monroe suffered gunshot wounds to the upper torso as he sat in the driver’s seat of a black 1996 Honda Accord in a parking spot near the intersection of San Leandro Place and Mendocina Place about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

Original post: Police in Fairfax County are investigating a homicide in the Mount Vernon area in which a man was found shot inside a car late Wednesday evening.

Officers found the man, who was not immediately identified, suffering from wounds to his upper torso after they responded to a noise complaint at the intersection of San Leandro Place and Mendocina Place about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said.

The man was sitting in the driver’s side of a vehicle parked in a marked parking spot near the intersection when he was shot, said Bud Walker, a Fairfax County police spokesman.

He was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead. The man has not been identified, pending notification of next of kin.

The noise complaint was prompted by the engine of the victim’s vehicle revving loudly, Walker said.

“As to what led up to [the shooting], we are still investigating,” Walker said.

There were no signs of a robbery and no arrests have been made in the case, Walker said.

Police said they don’t have any suspects or a motive, but the investigation is ongoing. Walker said more details about the killing could be released later today.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Solvers by phone at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477.

This post has been updated since it was first published.

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