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11 December 2023

Man arrested, charged with setting man on fire


A man accused of setting a man on fire in Seattle in November has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

The SeattlePI reports 31-year-old Christopher Burrus was arrested Wednesday night during a traffic stop in Mountlake Terrace.

He was booked into jail and had bail set at $1 million.

Police say Burrus was identified in surveillance video from Nov. 7 on the 4500 block of Northwest Leary Way.

Court documents say the video shows the victim arriving in a car with another man. After he got out, a man identified as Burrus allegedly walked up and dumped a cup of flammable liquid on him before lighting a flare and throwing it at the man.

Reports say a building owner nearby sprayed the victim with a hose until the flames were out.

The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with severe burns.