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Slain FSU law professor was found bleeding in his car, report says

Florida State University law professor Dan Markel was shot in his car, police said Monday, after releasing notes from the Tallahassee Fire Department dispatch log.

According to the notes, a caller said he heard a "loud bang" inside Markel's home on July 18, and ran over to see what had happened. The caller found Markel in his car in the garage, bleeding. The driver's side window was "bashed open," according to the report.

Markel was moving, but not speaking, the caller said. 

The police have already said Markel, 41, was shot in the head. He died in the hospital the following day.

Investigators believe Markel was targeted by his shooter. They have not named a suspect in the case, but are searching for gray or silver Toyota Prius that was spotted leaving the neighborhood.

Earlier Monday, police asked to speak with anyone who had seen Markel on July 17 or 18. Detectives were particularly interested anyone who had seen Markel or his black Honda Accord at the FSU Law School, the Congregation Shomrei Torah Home, the shops on Thomasville Road near I-10, or in the area of Tharpe Street and Mission Road in Tallahassee.

Markel was a well-known legal scholar and father of two young children. His death has made national headlines.

Read the notes from the dispatch log below.

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