Gresham: Person found dead in house fire

A man was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head after a fire broke out at a house in Gresham on the South Side early Wednesday.

The man, 49, was found on the first floor after emergency crews were called at 12:45 a.m. to a fire at the home in the 7900 block of South Elizabeth Street, Chicago police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as Jermaine Waterman by the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

There were no other reported injuries.

Chicago police said they were conducting a homicide investigation.

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