Los Angeles police arrest man after fatal music studio fire

April 15, 2018

A Los Angeles firefigher is surrounded by heavy smoke as he knocks down hot spots on the roof of a music studio in Los Angeles Saturday, April 14, 2018. Officials says two people were killed and at least three others were hurt when flames ripped through the studio. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of murder in connection with a music recording studio fire that killed two people.

The Los Angeles Police announced Sunday that officers arrested 28-year-old Eferem Demery after a Saturday morning fire at Top Notch Recordings in Universal City also injured two other people.

Police didn’t immediately any more detail, but scheduled a 3:30 p.m. press conference. Jail records don’t indicate whether Demery is represented by an attorney.

Crews found heavy smoke when they responded shortly before 7 a.m. to the single-story facility in the Universal City area north of downtown.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Update hourly