Police say the man died after jumping from a burning building

SHELTON, Connecticut. – Police say a man on the fourth floor of a burning commercial building in Connecticut has jumped to his death.

Shelton police say they received calls to say the building was engulfed in flames around 5 pm on Saturday.

When rescuers arrived, they found a badly burned and injured man at the foot of the building. The police later identified him as 69-year-old Randol Rios of Shelton.

Detectives discovered Rios worked at Machine Builders of New England, who occupied the fourth floor of the building.

The police said an early investigation found Rios had jumped out of a window to escape the fire. He was pronounced dead at Bridgeport Hospital.

A Shelton firefighter injured while fighting the fire and was treated at the hospital and released.

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