On Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at approximately 2123 hours, officers on patrol encountered an aided male, on fire, at the intersection of Schenectady Avenue and Rutland Road, within the confines of the 71st Precinct in Brooklyn.
The officers rendered aid and doused the flames utilizing a fire extinguisher from their department vehicle.
EMS responded to the location and transported the aided 46-year-old male victim to Cornell Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased on Monday, October 19, 2020.
Further investigation revealed the male was encountered by another adult male in the vicinity of the incident location. The male began to argue with the victim before setting the victim on fire, using an accelerant in the course of doing so.
Following proper family notification, the deceased has been identified as follows.
400 E. 30th Street
Manhattan, NY 10016
Pursuant to an ongoing investigation, the following 28-year-old male individual has been arrested and charged on Saturday, January 30, 2021, at 1240 hours, within the confines of the 71st Precinct.
Bronx, NY 10470
The investigation remains ongoing.
All charges are merely accusations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to call the NYPD‘s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1–800–577–TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1–888–57–PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers‘ website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.
All tips will be kept strictly confidential.