Utica Police are conducting a homicide investigation into the death of 60-year old Lawrence Edwards.

Edwards was found dead inside a motor vehicle which was parked in the rear of 301 Rutger Street on Saturday. Police say Edwards was shot.

They say Edwards was known to frequent the areas around the Rescue Mission of Utica and Hope House and was homeless.

Anyone with information is asked to call Utica Police at 223-3510.