New York City police have arrested and charged a 15-year-old girl with murder, arson and other crimes in connection with a deadly fire in the Bronx last week, according to police.
FDNY firefighters responded to a fire on Evergreen Avenue just before 2 a.m. Jan. 29, and when they arrived, they extinguished the fire and found a man dead inside.
The man has been identified as 27-year-old Abdulkareem Sakuli of the Bronx, police said.
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NYPD investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted for questioning in connection with the arson, posting a photo and video of the man.
As a result, a 15-year-old girl was arrested and charged with murder, assault, arson, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
The incident is under investigation.
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Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.
Tips can also be submitted by visiting germstoppers.nypdonline.org or on Twitter @NYPDTips.
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