Suffolk man found in crash dies from multiple gunshot wounds

Published 9:45 am Friday, September 1, 2023

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A Suffolk man found in his wrecked vehicle with multiple gunshot wounds Thursday night has police looking for a suspect in the shooting.

Jaylon Carroll, 22, of Suffolk, was pronounced dead with multiple gunshot wounds at the scene of the crash in the 1900 block of East Washington Street, Thursday, Aug. 31, according to a Suffolk Police Department news release.

Suffolk 911 Center received a call at 8:48 p.m. Thursday night for shots fired in the 1500 block of Freeney Avenue.  When officers arrived, they located several shell casings in the roadway.  There were no reports of any property damage.

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Minutes later at 9:11 p.m., the 911 center received a call in reference to a vehicle crash on East Washington Street. The vehicle was off the roadway near a house and the vehicle had caught fire, the release stated.  

When officers arrived, they located a vehicle near a residence, the vehicle was on fire.

Officers attempted to render aid to Carroll, who was driving the vehicle, in addition to attempting to evacuate the residence. No one was in residence at the time.  Suffolk Fire and Rescue responded and extinguished the fire.

Carroll was found to be suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, police said in the release. 

There is no suspect information at this time, according to the release. 

The investigation remains ongoing. Police said there is no further information available for release.  

If anyone has information regarding this incident, contact Suffolk Police or Suffolk Crime Line.  To submit online, go to, visit the Suffolk Police Department website and look for the Suffolk Crime Line link, or go to the Suffolk Police Department Facebook page. Residents can also call 888-LOCK-U-UP, 1-888-562-5887, option 5.