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Murder investigation underway into dead man found after Brooklyn car fire

The corner of Court and Bay Streets in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where a wounded man was found dead inside a burned car on Feb. 8, 2020. (Photo via Google Maps)

Police announced Monday that they’ve opened a homicide investigation into the death of an unidentified man found in a burned Brooklyn car on Saturday morning.

Officers from the 76th Precinct and the FDNY responded to a 911 call about harassment in progress and a vehicle fire at the corner of Court and Bay Streets in Red Hook just before 2 a.m. on Feb. 8.

Shortly after firefighters put out the car fire, officers at the scene located an unconscious adult male sitting in the front passenger seat. Police said the individual had possible trauma to his head.

Responding paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. His body was transported to the Medical Examiner’s office to determine the cause of death.

The victim remained unidentified as of Feb. 10, police reported. 

No arrests have been made, and the investigation is ongoing.

This story was updated on Feb. 10 at 8:58 a.m.

Robert Pozarycki