BIDDEFORD — A man previously wounded in a drug-related shooting was found shot to death early Tuesday inside a rental car in Biddeford, state police said.
The body of Charles Raybine was found inside the car parked at the Parish Place apartments near downtown after the shooting was reported around 12:45 a.m., state police spokesman Steve McCausland said. The Biddeford man's death was being investigated as a homicide.
McCausland wouldn't say if a weapon had been found or discuss a possible motive.
"We're still in the early hours of this investigation, and there's a lot of information that's been compiled," he said. "At this point it's too early to get into specifics until we're farther along with this case."
Raybine, 47, had a lengthy criminal record, McCausland said, and had to undergo surgery after being shot four times in 2003 in Old Orchard Beach in a shooting that police at the time called drug-related.
In that shooting, Raybine told police he was shot after he and two friends went to another house to collect money owed them. Police said the man who allegedly shot Raybine was arrested on drug charges.
The rental car in which Raybine's body was found was taken to a state police garage for examination and an autopsy was expected to be completed later in the day, McCausland said.