UPDATE: Police no longer investigating Highway 150 shooting as a homicide

Posted at 8:01 AM, Jul 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-13 11:27:02-04

Police are no longer investigating the shooting death of a man on Highway 150 as a homicide. 

According to the authorities, the investigation revealed that a firearm was found inside the vehicle with the victim. Both the firearm and vehicle were reported stolen. 

Police responded to the area near Highway 150 and Botts Road Tuesday morning after reports of a vehicle driving erratically.

When officers arrived, they found a red SUV in the median with a man inside suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. 

The man was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries. He was identified as 22-year-old Preston S. Barnett. 

Police continue to investigate the death.