Prairie Village man charged with murder in Shawnee house fire that left young boy dead

Police detain a man, later identified as Nicholas Ecker, on the scene of a Shawnee house fire early Sunday morning. Prosecutors have now charged Ecker with first degree murder and aggravated arson in connection with the fire, which left an infant boy dead. Photo credit Mike Frizzell.

A 28-year-old Prairie Village man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection with a Sunday morning house fire in Shawnee that killed an infant.

Nicholas Adam Ecker will be arraigned in Johnson County District Court on Tuesday afternoon for one charge of first-degree murder and another for aggravated arson.