The Tulare County Sheriff’s Department identified a man found dead in Porterville Friday as Manuel Christopher Acosta, 35, of Bakersfield.
Acosta’s body was found in his vehicle on Highway 190 near Road 284 around 10:45 p.m. He had one apparent gunshot wound, and his death was ruled a homicide.
The sheriff’s department said the exact cause of death will be confirmed after an autopsy later this week.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Department at 559-733-6218.