Officials investigate fatal shooting in Middletown

Officials are investigating a fatal shooting after a man was found slumped behind the wheel of a vehicle in Middletown on Friday night.

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Benny Alvin Barefield, 48, was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to a press release from the Middletown Division of Police.

It appeared he had been shot while in his car on Ninth Avenue, the report said.

Police received a call around 10:30 p.m. reporting that Barefield was in the vehicle on Ninth Avenue and Yankee Road.

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It’s not known whether investigators have a suspect.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Kristi Hughes at 513-425-7733.

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