Police: Man found dead in Fort Greene fire ruled as homicide

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Police say they are now investigating the death of a man in Fort Greene fire on Monday as a homicide.

A fire broke out on the first floor of an apartment building on Adelphi Street around 3 a.m.

Firefighters say they discovered a man unconscious and unresponsive with puncture wounds to his neck and body.

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Neighbors tell News 12 the man has been identified as Antonio Litman. Police have not yet released a statement confirming his identity.

Litman served as a board member at the Maritime College Museum. It released a statement saying the Litman was a valued member and will be greatly missed.

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