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Man whose body was found Friday at NW Cedar Rapids home was shot to death, police say

Police officers work at the scene of what they have determined to be a suspicious death on 508 B Avenue Northwest in Ced
Police officers work at the scene of what they have determined to be a suspicious death on 508 B Avenue Northwest in Cedar Rapids on Friday, May 22, 2020. Officers received a request to perform a welfare check on the resident, an adult male, and subsequently discovered his body inside the home. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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CEDAR RAPIDS — Police on Tuesday said the death of a man whose body was found Friday is being investigated as a homicide.

An autopsy determined Daniel J. Spangler, 69, died of a gunshot wound, according to police.

Officers went to 508 B Ave. NW at 9:53 a.m. after a caller asked for a welfare check on the resident.

An officer could see a body lying on the floor and entered the home, where it was determined Spangler was dead.

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