Firefighter's death called homicide

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CLEVELAND -- The death of an off-duty Ohio firefighter involved in a traffic crash is being called a suspected homicide.

The Cuyahoga County coroner made the announcement Friday in the case of 58-year-old Theodore Wright. The coroner didn't release a cause of death, but police said there was a gunshot wound to Wright's torso.

Police said Wright, of North Royalton, died Thursday after his truck crashed into a utility pole on Cleveland's east side. He was driving west when he lost control of his 2006 Chevrolet Silverado. Police said the truck overturned, and he died at the scene.

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