Victim ID'd in fire above bagel shop

Posted at 10:51 AM, May 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-06 14:30:53-04

Authorities have identified the man found dead in a closet after an apartment fire above a bagel shop.

The coroner said the victim was 29-year-old Shane Richardson.

However, the coroner did not say how Richardson died -- if it happened in the fire or before.

The property manager told Denver7 there are two apartments above Rosenberg's Bagels and Delicatessen, on 26th Avenue, off Welton Street.

Firefighters and police were called there on Monday around 2:30 a.m.

When authorities arrived, they said they found one person dead in a closet on the second floor.

Denver Police Department homicide detectives and the Denver Fire Department's arson team are both investigating.

Rosenberg's has no fire damage, but is dealing with both smoke and water damage, and remains closed for now.


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