CHICAGO (CBS) — A 23-year-old man who was found dead inside a car parked in a Kankakee auto repair facility after a fire Thursday morning had been shot, according to the coroner’s office.
The Kankakee County Coroner’s office said an autopsy determined Anthony Spitzig, of Manteno, had been shot in the head.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: Dangerous Driving Conditions With Snow Causing Low Visibility For Friday Commute
Spitzig was found dead in a vehicle parked inside a commercial building being used as an auto repair facility at Harrison and Locust streets, after firefighters put out a large fire Thursday morning.READ MORE: Chicago Weather Alert: City Deploys Over 200 Plows Amid Lake Effect Snow
The fire started around 5:15 a.m., and firefighters at first were unable to get inside the building, due to the heavy smoke and flames.
After the fire was out, crews found Spitzig dead inside the building.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Heavy Lake Effect Snow Friday; Nearly 8 Inches Possible In Some Areas
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.