Police: Arsonist arrested after Miami man set on fire inside duplex

Authorities say Felder started verbal argument with victim after defecating in his room,

40-year-old Micky Felder (MIami Dade Police Department)

MIAMI – Police have arrested a suspected arsonist behind Thursday morning’s duplex fire in the City of Miami, authorities confirmed.

According to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Micky Felder, 40, is being accused of dousing a duplex with gas after having a dispute with someone inside the home.

Authorities said firefighters responded to the blaze at 1191 NW 40th St. around 6 a.m.

Crews arrived to find heavy smoke and flames coming from a single-story duplex.

One man was found on the floor with burns to his torso and arms.

According to the arrest report, Felder went to a Valero Gas Station at 3801 NW 12th Ave. and purchased $1 worth of gas.

Police said when Felder returned home, he got into a verbal argument with another victim in reference to defecating in his room, according to the report.

Detectives said Felder then poured the gas on the man and lit him on fire, the report said.

Police said a family of four, including a baby from the adjacent unit, was displaced but are OK.

Felder was arrested by the MDPD Domestic Violence Apprehension Team and taken to a nearby jail for processing.

He is facing seven counts of premeditated murder, one count of arson and one count of child neglect without great bodily harm.

Felder appeared in court on Friday and is being held without bond.

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