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Man, 32, found shot after car crashes into pole in Raleigh

Posted August 14

Police found 32-year-old Vernon Tyrone Johnson, of Raleigh, suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car that struck a pole.
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— A man is recovering from serious injuries after police found him in a crashed car suffering from gunshot wounds.

Around 4:45 a.m. Saturday, officers with the Raleigh Police Department responded to reports of a shooting at Capital Boulevard and Interstate-440.

They found 32-year-old Vernon Tyrone Johnson, of Raleigh, suffering from gunshot wounds inside a car that struck a pole.

The crash resulted in downed power lines and temporarily closed Capital Blvd.

Johnson was transported to WakeMed with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Raleigh Crime Stoppers at 919-834-HELP.

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