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Sleeping Man Set On Fire By Another, Incident In The Broad Daylight Shocked Police

A sudden incident shocked everybody

An unexpected incident occurred in broad daylight this Monday amidst the road of Washington, D.C. The sudden incident had evoked a sense of shock and surprise amongst both the police officials and common citizens.

This Monday, 15th January, around afternoon, A man was accused of setting another man on fire. No casualties were reported and the identity of the accused culprit is yet to be known. The police had started in-depth investigation and announced a manhunt for the accused person.

The description of the recovered footage

On Monday, around 3:05 pm a surveillance footage showed a man walking down the street near the intersection of North Capitol Street and P Street Northwest.

The accused was seen coming across another man who had been sleeping on the sidewalk. He suddenly took out a bottle of liquid and started pouring the liquid on the sleeping person. Soon after that, he lit the unsuspecting man on fire. 

The current scenario of the accused and the victim

After committing the crime, the accused fled the crime scene by leaving the sleeping man behind. The bystanders rushed to the rescue of the man of fire and took quick actions to extinguish the flames.

Then they contacted the emergency services for proper medical evaluation. The police and medical care units arrived at the scene soon after that. 

The accused

The injured victim was immediately taken to the hospital for proper medical assistance. The doctors checked up on him and declared that he did not sustain any serious injury but he was required to be hospitalized for some days for proper recovery.

The detectives of D.C. The Metropolitan Police Department had decided to investigate the victim after he was released from the hospital.

Where does the investigation stand?

The police had tried to figure out whether the accused knew the victim beforehand and whether there was some existing conflict between them which led to this incident.

The ongoing investigation had not reached any solid conclusion yet. The detectives have been trying to locate and identify the accused from the available surveillance footage. The whereabouts of the accused still remains unknown.

The crime scene

Reward announced for locating the culprit

The police department had reached out to common people asking for help to identify the culprit. They had announced that, “The Metropolitan Police Department currently offers a reward of up to $10,000 to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for a violent crime committed in the District of Columbia“. 

Contact information

Anybody who has any information about the victim or can shed any light upon the subject is also encouraged to reach out to the police. The police officers had guaranteed the safety of the informants and they had confirmed that the identity of any informant would remain hidden from the public eye.

If there are such informants, they are encouraged to contact the police department at (202) 727-9099 or text the police department via TEXT TIP LINE at 50411.

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