Man pulled from house fire in Mesa was shot

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By Jennifer Thomas By Jennifer Thomas

MESA -- An autopsy has revealed that a man pulled from a house fire in Mesa on Monday died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Mesa police identified the victim as David K. Parry, 59.

Officers say they can't officially declare the death a suicide yet even though a handgun was found near Parry's body.

Parry wasn't working and his utilities were shut off, but he had managed to rig his home with electricity and ran a hose from a nearby vacant house for water.

Firefighters found Parry's body inside the house, which was nearly empty.

Neighbors said Parry was facing foreclosure.