Authorities: Man found dead in fire was shot

Posted at 3:34 PM, May 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-10 22:07:20-04

The Denver medical examiner said a man found dead in an apartment fire above a bagel shop was shot to death.

The Officer of the Medical Examiner on Tuesday ruled that 29-year-old Shane Richardson's death was a homicide.

Firefighters responding on May 2 to the early morning fire in the apartment above Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen, on 26th Avenue, off Welton Street, found Richardson's body in a closet.

Denver Police Department homicide detectives and the Denver Fire Department's arson team are both investigating.

Rosenberg's had no fire damage, but it had to close temporarily because of smoke and water damage.

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