PD: Body found inside ransacked Phoenix smoke shop

PHOENIX - Authorities are investigating a homicide after a body was found in a central Phoenix smoke shop that was on fire.

Phoenix Police Officer James Holmes says they were called to the Smoke N' Pipe about 10 a.m. Tuesday after a shopper found the body of 47-year-old Kadhim Al-Taee, a store employee.

Officers arrived at the smoke shop and found it had been ransacked, with apparent signs of a struggle.

They also extinguished a small fire inside the business, prompting Phoenix fire investigators to get involved.

Police have detained several men for questioning in the case and are seeking two to three other men.

Holmes said authorities are looking for a gold-colored Cadillac Escalade with Arizona plates: AJH2773. If you notice this vehicle, please call 9-1-1 immediately, whether it is occupied or not, according to police.

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