Man's death in Phoenix ruled as murder: PD

One day after a man was found dead in north Phoenix, police say his death has been ruled as a homicide.

The incident unfolded on the morning of Feb. 6. In a statement, a Phoenix Police spokesperson said officers were sent to an area near Black Canyon Access Road and Cactus for an injured person call. When they arrived, they found 70-year-old William Mielke, who was declared dead at the scene.

"There were no obvious signs of injuries to the man at the scene," the police spokesperson wrote. "During autopsy the man was found to have a gunshot wound from a small caliber firearm which resulted in his death."

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