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The discovery of a Charles City County man’s body at the site of a Richmond warehouse fire is being investigated as a homicide.

Richmond police said the body of Anthony S. Wheeler, 35, was found Friday after crews extinguished a fire on Thurman Street in the city’s South Side. Firefighters first responded at 2:22 a.m. Friday.

Police said Wheeler had been shot and was unconscious when firefighters found him. He died at the scene. The state medical examiner’s office will determine Wheeler’s cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective M. Godwin at (804) 317-6922 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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