4-year-old killed in apartment fire laid to rest - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

4-year-old killed in apartment fire laid to rest

The four-year old boy killed in a suspicious fire last weekend was laid to rest Saturday afternoon.

Jaque'ze Johnson died early October 27th when the apartments he lived in caught fire.

Memphis police say Sherwin Short started the fire that killed Johnson. Investigators charged Short with first degree murder in perpetration of aggravated arson for the crime.

Short told police he and his girlfriend had a fight the morning of the fire. Short was smoking at the time. He said he lost track of his "blunt" and the fire started. Police say Short set the fire on purpose.

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