Baltimore Man Arrested After Allegedly Setting Two Co-Workers On Fire
The two men were hospitalized with "major burn injuries."
A man has been arrested in Baltimore, Maryland, after he allegedly set two of his coworkers on fire after a fight.
Christopher Harrison Jr., 28, is facing multiple charges in the attack, which occurred on Friday near a highway, Baltimore County Police said on Saturday.
The gruesome scene was captured on video by a witness and later posted online.
The altercation involved four men who all worked for the same company, police said.
Officers originally sought the fourth man in connection with the attack, but later said he was not involved.
Police said four men were driving in two cars when one of the vehicles ran out of gas, WBAL reported. The group walked to get fuel at a gas station, before returning to their cars.
The men then began to argue, when Harrison allegedly took the gas, poured it on the men, and set them on fire.
Another coworker of the men, Anthony Rodriguez, told WBAL the men had been on bad terms for a while.
"He threw the gas on him and caught him on fire, and it just happened so quick," he said.
Authorities have not named the victims, but one of them was identified online by a friend as David Campbell.
Friend Cody Yeager wrote on a GoFundMe page for Campbell that his friend received burns to 60% of his body.
Yeager added that Campbell is stable but he doesn't know how fully he will be able to recover.
"Anyone that knows [Campbell] knows he has always busted his ass to work for everything he has, and like most people he lives paycheck to paycheck," Yeager wrote.
Police spokesman Shawn Vinson told WBAL that the other victim was burned on 90% of his body.
Vinson said the man's burns were" so significant that his clothes were burned off of him at the scene."
Harrison is being held without bail and is charged with attempted first degree murder and first and second degree assault.