Man arrested for murder following West Hollywood fire

Emergency crews are shown at the scene of a building fire in the 9000 block of West Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (KABC)

A suspect has been arrested for murder after a body was found in last week's building fire in West Hollywood.

Andrew Clark, 35, was taken into custody at 8:45 p.m. Thursday for the murder of 53-year-old Eric Young.

Firefighters responded to 9080 Santa Monica Boulevard just before midnight on May 20. The blaze was knocked down within 45 minutes.

An unresponsive man was found on the first floor of the building. Young was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he later died.

Clark was booked for murder and arson and was being held on $1,250,000 bail.

No further information was immediately available.
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