55-year-old man charged with murder, arson in apartment fire that killed 5

The man accused of setting a Detroit apartment on fire has been charged with murder and arson.

Henry Keith Johnson was charged Friday afternoon with setting the fire that resulted in the deaths of five people on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Johnson started the fire at the complex in the 10500 block of Whittier just after 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Detroit police arrest suspect in fatal apartment fire that killed 5

Five men who lived inside the building were killed. Several others were injured.

Johnson was charged with five counts of murder and five counts of arson.

Officials have not yet released any reason for why he may have set the fire, but witnesses said an argument may have led to the fire. They also said they heard him make threats the day before the fire was set.

Producers' Note: A previous version of this story listed Henry Keith's last name as Jackson. The story reported the wrong last name for the man charged based on incorrect information from prosecutors

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