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Man fatally shot before crashing car in Marshville

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MARSHVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Police have identified a man who was shot and killed prior to crashing his vehicle in Marshville early Monday morning.

The victim has been identified as 24-year-old Mitchell Gene Griffin, Jr., of Marshville.

According to the Marshville Police Department, Griffin was traveling east on U.S. Highway 74 and crossed the westbound lanes before striking a utility pole around 12:34 a.m. 

Police said Griffin was shot at least once about a mile from where the crashed occurred. 

Griffin was taken to the hospital where he died. 

As of Monday afternoon, police have not released any suspect information at this time.

The SBI and the Union County Sheriff's Office are assisting the Marshville Police with the investigation.


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