Firefighters discover man shot to death inside burning house

January 10, 2020 GMT

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Firefighters responding to a house fire on the North Carolina coast found the body of a man who authorities say had been shot to death, police said.

Emerald Isle police say they were called to a home on just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday, news outlets report. When they arrived along with firefighters, they Carl Eugene Jones Jr., 31, had been fatally shot.

Fire crews from Emerald Isle, Western Carteret, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores worked late into the early morning hours to extinguish the fire.id

Police said they interviewed someone in connection to the shooting, but the person’s name has not been released. There have been no arrests in the case.

Local law enforcement and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation are looking into the case.