UPDATE: Police report the victim was found in his bedroom with his hands and feet bound. His feet were tied with electrical cord; speaker wires were wrapped around his shoulders.
A law enforcement source reports that the victim was shot once in the head.
Police believe the fire started in the victim's bedroom.
The victim lived on the second floor of a two-story residential building with a bodega on the ground floor.
No one else was injured, police said.
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The victim was identified for police by his brother, when he arrived on the scene after the fire was extinguished.
Metro's original story is below.
At 2:35 a.m. early Sunday morning, police and firemen responded to the scene of a fire at a home in South Richmond Hills in Queens.
After the fire had been put out, police discovered a 43-year-old man with severe burns all over his body. He was pronounced dead at the scene by EMS personnel.
The fire has been deemed suspicious by police; an investigation is underway.
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