CHARLESTON, W.Va. --A Charleston man with a history of violence was found shot to death on the city's East End early Thursday morning.
Police have no suspects in the death of David Jauboi Booker, 25, whose body was discovered by two men walking along an alleyway in the 1200 block of Milton Street.
The two came upon the body about 1:30 a.m. and immediately called 911, said Charleston Sgt. Bobby Eggleton, assistant chief of detectives.
Officers first believed Booker had been struck by a car, Eggleton said. There was evidence that a vehicle had crashed into a fence at the scene, but Booker's body showed no sign of injury related to the crash.
An autopsy performed Thursday at the state Medical Examiner's office revealed Booker had been shot in the head and torso, Eggleton said. He said a handgun was used but would not specify what caliber.
Booker had not been dead long when his body was discovered, Eggleton said.
Detectives believe the vehicle involved in the crash was a white Ford Crown Victoria. It likely sustained front-end damage.
"We have some theories, and we do have a couple of people we're looking for, for questioning purposes," Eggleton said. "But the main thing is we want to find this car."
Detectives have not determined a motive and have no suspects.
Eggleton said police knew Booker "very well." Officers also found crack cocaine on his body.
Booker had a few run-ins with police over the last few years, most recently in September 2010 when he punched Omar Thompson, 27, of Beckley outside a South Park Road apartment. Thompson fell during the incident and struck his head on a concrete sidewalk.
Thompson died from his injuries. Although the medical examiner ruled the case as a homicide, Booker was charged with involuntary manslaughter.