D.C. police have arrested Warren Hood, 18, of 111 Madison St. NW. and charged him with homicide by arson in connection with the Sept. 5 bombing of an upper Northwest nighclub.
Hood was charged with homicide in the death Feb. 15 of Edward L. Williams, 19, of Silver Spring, one of 15 persons injured in the incident of the Shepherd Park Restaurant, 7815 Georgia Ave. NW.
Williams died of burns sufferd in the fire-bombing which occurred at about 10 p.m. on the Monday night of Labor Day weekend. According to police and witnesses, someone opened the door at the club and threw in a pail of gasoline and then tossed a match into the club. About 100 persons were inside at the time, according to police.
Hood was arrested by homicide detectives at his home March 17.
Behnam Zanganeh, an Iranian businessman who bought the club in 1972, told police after the incident he suspected three young men who had been thrown out of the club earlier. They exchanged racial epithets with the bouncers at the time, he said.
Fire officials estimated the club suffered about $50,000 in damages.
Williams, who was one of two persons critically injured, was an Army private. He died at Brooke Army Medical Center in Texas after he was transferred there from Washington Adventist Hospital in January because Brooke has sophisticated equipment to aid burn victims.
The restaurant reopened Nov. 28.