Man found dead amid blaze in Bronx building

May have been shot
March 10, 2008 8:28:13 AM PDT
In the Bronx, an apartment fire may have been a smoke screen for murder.Authorities say they found a man dead in a hallway after a fire in a Bronx apartment building, and it's possible he may have been shot.

They say it's not yet clear how he died or how the fire started.

Police say the man's body was found on the first floor, where the fire was reported shortly before midnight Saturday. The building is on Adee Avenue, near the Baychester neighborhood.

Firefighters had the blaze under control before 1:00 a.m.

Fire marshals and police are investigating and were awaiting autopsy results.


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