A 30-year-old man from Maryland who was found dead in a burning car Thursday morning in Southeast Washington had been shot, according to the D.C. police department.

The victim was identified as Milton A. Swinson of Fort Washington. Police said his death has been ruled a homicide. 

D.C. firefighters found the body when they responded to a vehicle fire about 7:30 a.m. in the 4200 block of Livingston Road SE, near the Bellevue neighborhood.

Police said in a statement that Swinson was found inside the car and pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he had burns and a gunshot wound.

Few other details were immediately released.