A house fire early Tuesday morning that destroyed a home on Thomas H. Delpit Drive has been ruled an arson, according to Baton Rouge Fire Department spokesman Curt Monte.

The small home in the 2500 block of Thomas H. Delpit Drive belonged to David Walker, 68, who was killed four nights earlier on Seneca Street.

Police found Walker fatally shot in a car late Friday night. According to his neighbors, Walker lived alone at the house. 

Monte said the fire started in a bedroom, but flames were shooting through the roof when firefighters arrived about 2 a.m. Tuesday. The home was destroyed, he said.

Less than a year ago, the home next to Walker’s also burned in a fire that investigators ruled an arson. 

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