AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities responding to a fire in Aurora at an apartment overnight found a man’s and determined that he took his own life.
Firefighters responded to the fire at approximately 2 a.m. at an apartment building near Interstate 225 and Exposition Avenue.
Crews battling the fire had to break through a door that was allegedly blocked by a couch in order to put out the fire, but were able to put it out quickly.
The fire was contained to one unit, but the building was evacuated for a short time.
One resident who called 911 told CBS4 he saw smoke, but that shortly before that he also heard a loud bang.
Aurora officials told CBS4 there was a gun involved in the death of the man found dead and determined that it was a suicide.
The identity of the man who died has not been released.