MATTHEWS – The Matthews Police Department is investigating a crash involving a man with a gunshot wound to his head. 

Officers were dispatched to 2008 Moore Road at 1:21 p.m. Dec. 13 regarding a report of a single-vehicle crash with an injured driver. Officers found an unconscious driver and began rendering aid.

They discovered the man was suffering from a single gunshot wound to his head. The man was pronounced deceased at the scene. Police identified him as Dashawn Ray Gene Dean, 27, of Kannapolis.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Crime Scene Unit is helping with the case. 

Contact Detective Daniel Michalak at or 704-841-6793 for any information regarding the case.


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