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Detroit police are working to identify a man and find out the circumstances behind his violent death on the city’s east side.

Not much is known about the case at this point, only that the man was gunned down and found laying on his back near a 2015 silver Nissan on the 11800 block of Riad, said Officer Nicole Kirkwood of the Detroit Police Department. Police believe the man to be in his late 30s.

The man’s death was called in to police at about 1:10 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with information on the man’s identity or the circumstances behind his death can call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 800-SPEAK-UP.

jdickson@detroitnews.com

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