POSTED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Friday, March 7, 2014 - 8:09pm
Sources say massive fire that gutted a Detroit apartment blaze may have been set to destroy evidence of an earlier crime. Shawn Ley reports.
(WDIV) Arson investigators are looking into whether someone poured gas down a hallway inside a Detroit apartment building before it went up in flames early Wednesday morning.
It's not clear yet whether the act was intended to cover up some type of crime, but Detroit police confirm officers were at the same 41-unit building just hours before the fire broke out to investigate an alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old girl by four men.
"A party resulted in an altercation. Police were on the scene for a while. Then, sometime between when the police left and we got the call, it looks like the fire was set," said Fire Commissioner Jonathan Jackson.
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