LAKEWOOD, Colo. — Two juvenile boys are wanted in connection with a fatal fire Halloween morning that killed a mother and her daughter, the Lakewood Police Department said.
Investigators believe the fire at the Tiffany Square apartments, which killed Kathleen Payton, 31, and 10-year-old Jazmine Payton-Aguayo, was intentionally set. Their deaths are considered homicides.
In all, 10 people were injured in the fire that started around 4:15 a.m. in the apartment building at 935 Sheridan Blvd. Seven people, including a firefighter, were treated and released. Three others were taken to the hospital for treatment.
A mother, father and child were taken to the hospital, West Metro Fire Rescue (WMFR) said. The mom and child jumped from the second story to escape the fire, according to WMFR.
At least 14 units were damaged, and all the residents of the 32 units were displaced, LPD said.
Warrants were obtained for two juvenile males on charges of first-degree murder and first-degree arson, according to LPD. Their names are not being released due to their ages.
When asked, police declined to disclose their exact ages.
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