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Arrest made in arson that injured 9 including 3 children, 2 BPD officers

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Posted at 11:52 AM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 11:56:10-05

BALTIMORE (WMAR) — An arrest has been made in relation to an overnight arson that injured nine people, including three children and two Baltimore City police officers nearly two weeks ago.

Stephan Williams, 27, is being held without bail on seven counts of attempted first degree murder, one count of second degree arson, and eight counts each of first and second degree assault.

The fire broke out just before 1 a.m. on February 9 in the 5100 block of Plainfield Avenue.

Firefighters were dispatched to the wrong address, so police got there before them and with help from neighbors went inside the burning home to help rescue people inside.

Three young boys, ages 3, 5, and 9, along with their babysitter had to be hospitalized. The two officers and three other adults inside, suffered smoke inhalation.

It didn't take long for investigators to determine that it was arson, something neighbors and family members predicted from the beginning.

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Just a few hours before the fire, police were called to the same home on for a reported domestic related theft.

It's unclear if police have officially tied Williams and the two incidents together.

Either way, Williams is currently being held without bond for the fire that police say he caused.

An 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing has been scheduled for March 10 at the District Court for Baltimore City on E. North Avenue.