DeKalb man found shot, unconscious

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A man found unconscious in a vehicle in a ditch in west Philadelphia early Monday morning had been shot, the authorities said. 

Police Det. Bobby Pattillo said that the call came in shortly after midnight. Officers responded to a vehicle in a ditch right off of Cora Street. 

He said that they found a black male suffering from a gunshot wound to the thigh passed out inside the vehicle.

The subject was identified as Lartrell Smith, 39, of DeKalb. He was transported by EMS to Neshoba General and then on to University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Pattillo said the vehicle also had damage consistent with gunfire.

“The vehicle was a 2020 Hyundai Sonata and it did have multiple holes consistent with gunshots,” Pattillo said.

Pattillo said that they had no gunshots reported that evening through official channels prior to the discovery of Smith.


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