Man found dead amid blaze in Bronx building

Man found dead, possibly shot, amid blaze in Bronx building
March 9, 2008 3:26:23 PM PDT
In the Bronx, an apartment fire may have been a smoke screen for murder.Authorities say they have found a man dead in a hallway amid 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 a.m.

Fire marshals and police are investigating and Sunday night, they are awaiting autopsy results.