(KMOV.com) -- Police say a man found dead in a house fire in north St. Louis had been shot before his death.
Authorities say they found 19-year-old Aairon Sparkman with gunshot wounds to his head, chest and leg.
Firefighters said the fire broke out at a house in the 5300 block of Queens in north St. Louis around 1:30 a.m. Saturday.
According to fire crews, the blaze started on the second floor of the home, but firefighters found the Sparkman the first floor.
The cause of the fire is under investigation. Police continue to search for a suspect.