Man found dead after reportedly winning lottery
Detroit — A 51-year-old man was found fatally shot Tuesday afternoon after reportedly winning thousands from a lottery scratch-off card.
The victim was found by neighbors around 3 p.m. Tuesday, slumped over in the driver’s seat of his 2003 gold Mazda four-door, near East Euclid Avenue and Beaubien Street just north of the city’s New Center area, Officer Nicole Kirkwood said.
He had received a fatal gunshot wound to the head, according to police.
“They’re still conducting an investigation, they don’t have a motive yet,” Kirkwood said. “They’re looking into every possibility of what may have happened.”
People who knew the man told WJBK-TV (Channel 2) he recently won $5,000 from a lottery scratch-off card. Police are looking into the windfall as a possible motive, according to the report.
The victim also was known in the area as a possible drug user, officials said in the report. Neighbors previously had seen him slumped over in his vehicle from drug use and found him dead Tuesday while checking on him.