Man Arrested After Tying To Burn Victim To Death

April 16, 2020



Detectives with the SJSO Major Crimes Unit have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with an Arson/Attempted Murder case which occurred this past Saturday evening.

Deputies initially responded to an apartment complex due to an individual who was burned in an apparent arson event. When deputies arrived they learned that the suspect had entered the home and began an argument with the victim. Detectives discovered the suspect demanded money that was allegedly owed to him, before dousing the victim with a flammable liquid and setting the victim on fire.

SJC Fire Rescue requested a trauma helicopter to transport the victim to Shands Gainesville burn unit, where the victim remains in critical condition

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