Coroner: Man found dead after fire victim of homicide

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner’s Office says a man found dead following a fire in Lexington was the victim of homicide.

The coroner has identified the victim as 28-year-old Demetrius Gordon.

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Gordon died as a result of “sharp force trauma,” according to the coroner.

Firefighters responded to a fire at Gordon’s home on Wednesday around 2 p.m.

They arrived to find the detached garage on fire.

Gordon’s body was found after the fire was put out.

Firefighters say they put out a second small fire inside the home.