3 bodies found in burnt apartment; roommate charged: Houston police suspect blaze was used to cover up a crime, by Anita Hassan, Houston Chronicle, Nov. 16, 2009.
Police are searching for a suspect who has been accused in the deaths of three men found dead Sunday night after firefighters extinguished a one-alarm blaze in a building just north of downtown a fire authorities said they believe was set to cover up foul play.
Ken Pham, 36, who was initially considered a person of interest in the case, has been charged with capital murder. He was one of four roommates who lived in an apartment where the fire broke out.
Witnesses told police that Pham was seen leaving the building shortly after they heard gunshots and just before the fire started. Pham allegedly pointed a gun at one of the witnesses before fleeing the scene, police said.
He was dressed in a security guard uniform and driving a green Toyota Camry. “All indications thus far are that foul play is involved,” said John Cannon, a spokesman for the Houston Police Department. “and that the fire was set to cover something up.”
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