A 66-year-old Copley man died in a house fire Thursday in Copley, according to a Copley Police Department press release. Edward Draher was found on the first floor of the home with a bullet wound in his head.
The fire, at 1554 Earhart Ave., started around 11:30 a.m. and was under control by 12:45, said police Chief Michael Mier. The Copley Fire Department was assisted by Fairlawn Fire and Bath Fire departments. The Fairlawn fire investigation team said the fire was started intentionally and that Draher died from a gunshot wound to the head.
Police found firearms in Draher's home, but have not determined if any of them caused his fatal injury.
Police don't suspect any foul play, but they aren't ruling it out, either, Mier said. The friend of the family called 911 after arriving and seeing the house in flames.
Three firefighters were hurt, but have been released from the hospital with minor injuries.
More information will be provided when it is available, Mier said.
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