A man found dead on a Tulare street Wednesday morning is the city’s first homicide victim of the year, police said.
About 4:20 a.m., officers went to the 1800 block of East Alpine Avenue, east of Highway 99, and found the 46-year-old man lying in the roadway. He had a gunshot wound and was declared dead at the scene.
The victim’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The case is under investigation.