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Man found shot to death in University City home that caught on fire

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UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (KMOV) -- Authorities said a man died in his University City home that later caught on fire Sunday.

Firefighters said they received a call about a fire in 6800 block of Julian. When they arrived, firefighters said they put the flames and found 33-year-old Jeremy Smith, who had been fatally shot in the head. Firefighters said Smith's dog died in the fire.

Authorities said they searched the home and did not find a weapon but found a small amount of narcotics. 

Neighbors said they had banged on doors and windows of Smith's home after calling 911, trying to wake him. 

If you have any information on the shooting or fire, please call University Police at 314-863-7333 or CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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