Teen charged in deadly Bronx fire

NEW YORK, NY – Police have arrested a 15-year-old girl in connection with a deadly fire in the Bronx that killed 27-year-old Abdoukarim Sakolly.

The teen was charged with murder, assault, arson, reckless endangerment, and criminal mischief.

At this time, her motives for starting the fire that killed Sakolly are unknown.

Police and FDNY units were dispatched to a structure fire at 1211 Evergreen Avenue in the Bronx at around 2 pm on January 29. After extinguishing the fire, first responders located Sakolly’s body in the debris.

During an FDNY investigation, fire marshals declared the fire as suspicious and a police investigation was started.

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Police released video of a ‘person of interest’ spotted near the building at the time of the fire. Police were able to identify that person as the alleged arsonist. Her name was not released due to her age.