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Man found dead in burning Richmond building was shot multiple times

Posted at 3:38 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 17:42:08-05

RICHMOND, Va. -- The man whose body was found in a burning Richmond building last week had been shot multiple times, according to Richmond Police.

Police identified the man as 35-year-old Anthony S. Wheeler, Charles City.

"At approximately 2:22 a.m. on November 1, the Richmond Fire Department responded to the 00 block of Thurman Street for the report of a warehouse fire. After the fire was suppressed, firefighters found Wheeler unconscious in the warehouse with apparent gunshot wounds," a Richmond Police spokesperson said. "The Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death."

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Anyone with information was asked to call Richmond Police Detective M. Godwin at 804-317-6922 or Crime Stoppers at 804-780-1000.