Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Police: Victim found dead in house fire had been shot

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – Police have identified the man found dead in a house fire on New Year’s Day.

Howard Leon Gillette, 58, was found dead at his home in the 250 block of Graves Avenue after a fire broke out at about 12:45 a.m. Gillette’s body was found inside the home at about 1:00 a.m.

Police say that Gillette died from apparent gunshot wounds.  They also say they found evidence that the fire had been intentionally set.

Anyone with information should call Battle Creek Police at 269-791-0911 or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.