Detectives are searching for 31 -year-old Christopher Burrus for the assault of a 39-year-old man Tuesday evening. Detectives believe Burrus doused the victim with a flammable liquid before setting him on fire.
If you know where police can find Burrus, please call 911 immediately and do not approach him. Detectives are asking you to call the homicide/assault tip line at (206)233-5000 if you have any information regarding this case.
Written by Detective Patrick Michaud, Seattle Police Department, on November 7, 2017 9:47 pm
Homicide detectives are searching for a man after he set someone on fire in the Fremont neighborhood.
A passerby called 911 just after 7 p.m. Tuesday when he spotted a man on fire in the 4500 block of Leary Way NW. He extinguished the flames while waiting for first responders. Seattle Fire medics arrived and took the victim to Harborview Medical Center where he is currently in critical condition.
Seattle Police Homicide/Assault detectives are currently searching for a male suspect and his girlfriend.
This is an active case and the details will be updated as we get more information from detectives. If you have any information regarding this case, please call the homicide/assault tip line at (206)233-5000.
Photo courtesy Google Maps