SAN DIMAS (CBSLA.com) — Police discovered the body of a man in a taxi parked outside of a burning home in San Dimas early Monday morning.
Los Angeles County firefighters responded to a fully engulfed home in the 400 block of South Lone Hill Avenue around 5 a.m., officials said.
The unidentified 58-year-old victim was discovered by firefighters when they had to pull back from the fire due to a broken gas main.
“We found a victim suffering from a gunshot wound in the front seat of his cab, out in the driveway. This is determined to be the owner of the house,” Capt. Tom Richards said.
The victim is a driver who had leased the taxi through Yellow Cab for several years, a company spokesperson said.
It is unclear if he committed suicide.
It took firefighters 30 minutes to extinguish the fire. No one was found inside the house.
The fire and the man’s death are under investigation.