COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Police are investigating after a man was found dead near a vehicle along state Route 104.  

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 2:30 a.m., Monday, officers were called to the westbound lanes of S.R. 104 on the report of a crash.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found 33-year-old Brandon Joiner, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, lying a short distance from the crashed vehicle.  

Joiner was pronounced dead at the scene.  

According to police, it is unknown at this time what may have prompted the shooting.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.