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Police ID man found on Mount Olive roadway

Posted December 15, 2008 4:24 p.m. EST
Updated December 15, 2008 5:53 p.m. EST

— Mount Olive Police are looking for a suspect in the death of Santos Anton Lopez.

Witnesses told police they saw Lopez fall from a moving sport-utility vehicle on Breazeale Avenue on Friday.

Police said Lopez, 42, of 104 Dotsie Drive in Eureka, fell out of the front passenger door of a white SUV in the 1000 block of North Breazeale Avenue, near the Roses shopping center shortly before 11 a.m.

EMS workers transported Lopez to Wayne Memorial Hospital, where he died. He had sustained what appeared to be gunshot wounds, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting was asked to Mount Olive police at 919-658-5031, ext. 104, or Goldsboro/Wayne County Crime Stoppers at 919-735-2255. Crime Stoppers pays rewards for information leading to arrests in certain felony cases, and callers never have to identify themselves.