Homicide investigation underway after Birmingham man found dead in burning home

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT/AP) — Authorities are now investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a house fire in Birmingham as a homicide.

According to the Birmingham Police Department, fire crews responded to a house on the 3700 block of Todd Avenue in Birmingham. Firefighters found the body of Bennie Harris III, 47, who lived at the home, after the fire was extinguished.

The Jefferson County Coroner determined that Harris had sustained a fatal gunshot wound, according to BPD. No arrests have been made.

No other information has been released at this time. Stay with CBS 42 as this is a developing story.

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