A New York City girl was arrested and charged with murder over the deadly fire that ravaged a Bronx building last week killing an innocent man.
The 15-year-old was spotted by neighbors and caught on surveillance footage entering the building at 1211 Evergreen Avenue in Soundview at around 2 p.m. on January 29.
The juvenile suspect had a water bottle when she entered the building but left shortly later without it. Investigators said that the bottle contained lighter fluid to start the blaze.
Police learned that the teen was “known to frequent the area” and had a dispute with a resident of the building who was not the victim.
The FDNY put out the heavy flames and found a man dead inside the burned-out structure. The victim was later identified as Abdoukarim Sakolly.
The girl faces charges of murder, assault, arson, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.