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Waco police investigating murder after driver with gunshot wound crashes into fence

Posted at 6:13 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-24 18:39:24-04

Waco police are investigating the 12th homicide of 2021.

A 39-year-old motorist died from injuries sustained when he was shot and his vehicle crashed Monday afternoon in a Waco neighborhood.

Officers received a call around 3:15 p.m. about the vehicle that slammed into a fence at the 3100 block of Daughtry Avenue.

As police arrived on the scene they discovered the 39-year-old driver was injured with a gunshot wound. The driver was transported to Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest where he succumbed to his injuries. After next of kin was notified, the victim was identified as Dusty Bethke of Waco.

Police are unaware of when or where the shooting occurred. Due to the victim's death, it is now a murder investigation.

Of the 12 Waco homicide investigations, six have resulted in arrests and four are currently under investigation.

This story is developing and will continue to be updated.