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No ID Yet on Man Found Dead in Burnt Bridgeport Home

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The man who was found dead after a fire in a Bridgeport home on Wednesday, May 1 still has not been identified.

The medical examiner will use dental records to identify the man whose body was found under some debris after a fire 1488-1490 Park Ave. in Bridgeport, police said.

There were signs of trauma to the body and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has ruled the man's death a homicide.

As officials work to identify the man, police are trying to determine if there is any possible link between the homicide and a shooting on Tuesday night.

The fire was reported shortly after 11 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, according to police.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. that night, police responded to a report of a shooting victim on Linen Avenue, where they found Robson Santos, 38, suffering a gunshot wound to the area of his mouth. He was in serious but stable condition, according to police.

Later, police located evidence on Worth Street, near the fire scene, that suggested the shooting might have occurred there. That investigation is still underway.

After extinguishing the blaze, firefighters turned over the scene to the fire marshal's office, which sought and secured an administrative warrant to enter the building to conduct an investigation into the cause.

During the course of the investigation, a man’s body was found under some debris.

The detective bureau was alerted and detectives responded and were working in collaboration with fire investigators.

A neighbor near the scene of the fire said he saw the flames and began banging on the doors to alert the people living inside to get out.



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