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Man shot and killed in car on Chesapeake highway identified, remembered by childhood friend

On Tuesday, police identified the victim as Tiquan Smith, 30.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Chesapeake Police Department is investigating after a man was found shot to death in their car Sunday night.

A spokesman for the police department said the case started when police officers got a call from people who saw a car by the tree line off the roadway.

According to a news release, police responded to the 3500 block of South Military Highway right after 9 p.m. to check on a car on the side of the road.

That's near a company called CenterPoint and a Wawa gas station.

When officers got there, they found the driver had been shot and killed.

On Tuesday, police identified the victim as Tiquan Smith, 30.

An investigation revealed that there was a bullet hole in the driver's side window, and other evidence led police to believe that Smith was shot while driving. 

The spokesman said he died on the scene and that officers did not find anyone else in the car. 

13News Now spoke to a person who said she is a childhood friend of Smith, who remembered him as being 'awesome.'

Now, detectives are trying to find the person responsible for this shooting. The spokesman says investigators are continuously finding ways to learn more information on not just who shot the man, but also why.

If you know anything that can help the police, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP or submit an anonymous online tip by clicking here.

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