- Associated Press - Friday, July 28, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities have released the identities of the two men killed in what investigators say was a deliberately set fire at an apartment complex in Portland last weekend.

Portland police say the victims were 24-year-old Taher Ali Alhaji and 42-year-old Jason Miller. A 28-year-old man named Ryan Thomas Monaco was arrested for investigation of aggravated murder and first-degree arson.

In court documents, investigators said that Alhaji and Miller were roommates of Monaco’s on-again, off-again girlfriend. She told detectives they had an argument and after she left, he called to say he soaked her couch with gasoline.

KOIN-TV reported that Alhaji was a Portland State University student from Saudi Arabia.

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Information from: KOIN-TV, https://www.koin.com/

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