Man found dead with gunshot wounds in burning home in SE Houston, police say

Police believe the fire was intentionally set.

HOUSTON – Homicide investigators are trying to piece together what happened after they said firefighters found a dead man’s body inside a burning home in southeast Houston Thursday.

Police said the incident happened off Hogue Street near Bellfort around 5 p.m. Officials said Houston firefighters located a house with smoke coming out of it and searched the residence.

According to investigators, firefighters found a man who appeared to have been shot several times and possibly stabbed.

Police said it appears the fire was intentionally set.

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