CLEVELAND -- Detectives are investigating the death of off-duty firefighter Theodore J. Wright Jr. as a homicide.
Wright died after he was involved in a one-vehicle crash early Thursday morning on Claasen Avenue near East 71st Street.
Examination of his body by the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner's Office found the victim had sustained a gunshot wound to the torso.
According to police, Wright was in a pickup truck when he lost control, struck a utility pole and overturned around 3 a.m. Thursday.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Wright served as a firefighter for 32 years.
He leaves behind a wife and three children.