Man found shot to death inside burned Catawba County home

Man found shot to death inside burned Catawba County home

CATAWBA COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A man was found shot to death inside a burned home in Catawba County Saturday.

Officials say they were investigating a structure fire at a home on U.S. 321 Highway in Newton, where they found 40-year-old Harry Lewis Bruner Jr. dead inside. Tuesday, deputies announced Bruner died from a gunshot wound.

He was found around 6:25 a.m. Saturday.

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The case is now being investigated as a homicide and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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