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Mesa police identify man found dead with a gunshot wound

Vaseline 2 months ago

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Mesa police have identified a man found dead early Sunday morning as 23-year-old Gavin Wadkinski of Mesa.

Detective Richard Encinas, a department spokesman, said police received a 911 call around 1 a.m. about a man lying on the ground and unresponsive near Recker Road and Trailridge Circle. Responding officers found Wadkinski with an apparent gunshot wound and medical personnel later pronounced him dead.

Investigators are treating this incident as a homicide, Encinas said.

“The initial investigation shows that this is an isolated incident. After a thorough search of the area, no further victims were found.”

Encinas said police had no suspect information yet.

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