Man found dead after catching fire on northeast side

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A man was found engulfed in flames on the city’s northeast side Wednesday evening.

A passerby called 911 after spotting the man on fire around 11 p.m. on East 37th Street near North Drexel Avenue.

After putting out the flames, fire crews discovered the man was dead. It’s unclear what caused the fire.

Police later said the man, 46-year-old Marcus Ford of Indianapolis, had been fatally shot prior to catching fire.

His death has been ruled a homicide.

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