Man Set Afire Outside Long Beach Store Dies Monday

A 63-year-old man died today of burns he suffered when a flammable substance was thrown into his parked vehicle, allegedly by a homeless man, on Friday afternoon outside a 7-Eleven in Long Beach.

The victim, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, died about 2 a.m. at a hospital, said coroner’s Chief Craig Harvey.

Shortly after the fire, Raymond Sean Clark, described as a 38-year-old transient, was arrested and booked on suspicion of attempted murder and two misdemeanor failure-to-appear warrants, said Long Beach police Sgt. Aaron Eaton. Clark will now face a probable murder charge.

The attack occurred about 5:15 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of the 7- Eleven near Clark Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway, Eaton said.

“The victim was just sitting there (in his SUV) minding his own business,” the sergeant said.

Clark was arrested about a block away, after witnesses to the attack pointed him out to arriving officers, Eaton said.

Read Full Story at LongBeach.Patch.com

Man Set Afire Outside Long Beach Store Dies Monday was last modified: January 14th, 2019 by admin
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