The Orange County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a potential homicide on the 2600 block of Coleman Loop Road.
Officers responded to the area on Nov. 20 at approximately 11:30 a.m. after a resident found the victim lying in the yard and called 911, according to the press release.
Area residents also reported hearing the gunshots at approximately 3:25 a.m.
“Our investigators are working diligently to determine the person or persons(s) responsible for the death of Mr. Kithcart,” Orange County Sheriff’s Office Director of Public Information Alicia Stemper said.
According to the press release, James Otis Kithcart, 62, was found with multiple gunshot wounds. A gun was found with empty shell casings near Kithcart’s body.