A 22 year old was shot and killed on Washington Avenue early Monday morning, the Sanford Police Department reported in a news release.

Officers responded around 12:45 a.m. to 1024 Washington Avenue and located 22-year-old Dashoun Tyvaughn Lawson of Sanford in the road. He was taken to Central Carolina Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

According to the news release, officers located “a suspected controlled substance” and a firearm on the victim.

No other information was released, other than that the investigation is “ongoing.” Anyone with information is asked to call the Sanford Police Department at (919) 777-1051.

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