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Cops: Man found dead in car in Valley Stream

A Queens man with several gunshot wounds was found dead inside a car just before midnight Monday in Valley Stream, Nassau police said Tuesday.

Richard Baccus, 50, of Rosedale, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was discovered about 11:55 p.m. inside a black, 2004 BMW 525 parked in the lot next to the Ay Caramba restaurant on West Merrick Road, police said.

Authorities were notified when a 911 call was sent to New York City operators, who then referred the call to Nassau police, a Nassau police spokesman said.

Calls to Baccus' family were not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

Homicide detectives continue to investigate and want the public's help in finding out what happened. Police did not release other details.

Anyone with information may Crime Stoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS.

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