FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The Allen County Coroner's Office says a 37-year-old man found inside a burning home was shot to death.
Two other men were found inside the home, and their deaths remain under investigation pending the final autopsy report.
At about one Friday morning, a police officer on routine patrol saw the home at 1840 Rosemont Drive on fire and called for help.
When firefighters got there, flames were shooting from the front windows.
As crews went into the home to search it, they immediately found three men.
Two of them were pronounced dead at the scene, while the third was rushed to the hospital but died when he got there.
Marcos Ildefonso Casares, 37, was shot to death, and the coroner ruled his death a homicide.
His death marks the 11th homicide in Allen County and Fort Wayne this year.
Detectives believe Casares is originally from the East Chicago area but has moved around since then.
Police are asking for people to call with info on his local ties to detectives at 427-1201.
The coroner identified the two other men found inside the home as 51-year-old Doak Stanley McBride and 32-year-old Kyle Gregory Call, both of Fort Wayne.
While investigators are still looking into how the fire started, they do think it began in the living room of the ranch home, which had heavy smoke and fire damage.
People living nearby say they're stunned that something like this happened on what they describe as a quiet street.
If you have home security video or other information to share with investigators, call the detective bureau at 427-1201.