CBS 2 Chicago wbbm7801059 670 The Score

Local

Girl, 4, Injured In Weekend Fire Dies

View Comments
The fire occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on the  4200 block of West 21st Place. (Credit CBS)

The fire occurred at about 4:30 a.m. on the 4200 block of West 21st Place. (Credit CBS)

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

 CHICAGO (CBS) — A 4-year-old girl burned badly in a fire over the weekend has died, Cook County health officials said Monday.

The intentionally lit fire happened in the 4200 block of West 21st Place in the Lawndale neighborhood early Saturday.

Police say it was arson. The suspect, 29-year-old Nathaniel Beller, died Sunday after he reportedly doused an adult woman and her two children with a flammable liquid and lit them on fire.

The girl’s mom, 33-year-old Taniya Johnson, died in the fire.

Her 9-year-old brother is in critical condition.

View Comments