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Waco police identify victim in city's 12th murder investigation of the year

Police said the 39-year-old was found with a gunshot wound and later died at the hospital.

WACO, Texas — Editor's Note: The video above was posted August 13.

Waco police were investigating a murder Tuesday after a man was found shot in a vehicle that had crashed through a fence.

Police said they were called around 3:15 p.m. Monday to the 3100 block of Daughtry Ave. They found a man inside the vehicle with a gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

Police identified the victim late Tuesday as 39-year-old Dusty Bethke.

Police did not know where Bethke was shot. They believe he was targeted and there is no danger to the public.

Anyone with information about the shooting can call Crime Stoppers at 254-753-4357 or lead investigator Officer Scartlett Woodruff at 254-750-7615.

The was the 12th homicide in Waco in 2021, according to the department. Six suspects have been arrested, four remain under investigation. The suspects are dead in the other two cases.