by Tony Rutherford HuntingtonNews.Net Reporter

HUNTINGTON, WV (HNN) – Dashawn Gilbert. Gilbert, 23, died of a single gunshot wound, according to preliminary autopsy findings provided in a news release from the Huntington Police Department. Cabell 911 dispatchers received a call Wednesday evening just before 6 p.m. of a body found in the 700 block of Eighth Avenue.

The HPD release stated that Gilbert was a New York native, but was living in Huntington at the time of his death.

Separate reports have indicated that a woman came home with two men, left with one of the men, and when she returned the man who stayed in her 701 ½ Eighth Avenue apartment was found deceased. Police have NOT confirmed that version of events.

However, HPD does state that numerous leads are being investigated.

Initially, HPD labeled the death “suspicious” which left open a possible suicide or another manner of death. At 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, the death was deemed a homicide.