- Associated Press - Monday, April 4, 2016

DENVER (AP) - Prosecutors have charged a man accused of starting an apartment building fire that injured 11 people in Denver.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced Monday that 57-year-old Kenneth Shepard is facing one count of first-degree arson and twelve counts of fourth-degree arson stemming from the March 27 fire at the Federal View Apartments. He is due in court Wednesday.

Eleven people, including two infants, went to the hospital, where two patients were initially listed in critical condition.

Residents said hallways of the 26-unit building were filled with thick smoke. Some witnesses say a woman threw a baby from a third-floor window to people below.

Investigators say Shepard jumped out a window and ran before he was arrested.

Booking documents do not indicate his he has hired an attorney.


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