DENVER — Authorities say a man whose body was found after an apartment fire had been shot to death.

The Denver Post reports ( the city medical examiner ruled Tuesday that the death of 29-year-old Shane Richardson was a homicide.

Richardson’s body was found May 2 in a second-floor apartment closet in a building that houses Rosenberg’s Bagels and Delicatessen.

Investigators say the cause of the fire hasn’t been determined. They have said they believe it started on the second floor.

Information from: The Denver Post,

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