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Man Found Dead in Bronx Fire Was Shot in the Head: Police

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    Man Found Dead in Bronx Fire Was Shot in the Head

    Authorities say a Bronx fire was more than just a blaze because they found a man dead with a gunshot wound to the head. Katherine Creag reports.

    (Published Thursday, June 1, 2017)

    A man found dead with a head injury after a fire in the Bronx Wednesday night was shot, police say. 

    The call was made around 11:30 p.m. for the blaze on Gleason Avenue in Uniondale, police said. They say a 45-year-old man was found dead in the kitchen once firefighters made it inside.

    Officials said the man, 45-year-old Noel Farrow, was unconscious and unresponsive. The medical examiner determined that the man was shot behind the right ear. 

    Investigators say they found a gun underneath the man's body. 

    The fire started inside a bedroom, authorities said. The victim was not burned in the fire. 

    It was not immediately clear how the blaze started.

    The investigation continues and nobody has been arrested. 

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