The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday in the hospital’s intensive-care unit.
Seattle police detectives are searching for a man suspected of setting another man on fire Tuesday evening in the Fremont area, leaving him critically injured.
The man being sought was identified Wednesday by police as Christopher Burrus, 31.
Detectives believe Burrus doused the 39-year-old victim with a flammable liquid before setting him on fire, Seattle police said in a post on the department’s news website.
No details were provided on why detectives believe Burrus was involved in the incident.
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If you know where police can find Burrus, please call 911 immediately and do not approach him, police said.
Detectives are asking anyone with information to call the homicide/assault tip line at 206-233-5000.
The man who was set on fire was taken to Harborview Medical Center. He was in critical condition Wednesday in the hospital’s intensive-care unit, a Harborview spokeswoman said.
The incident took place in the 4500 block of Leary Way Northwest.
About 7 p.m., a passer-by saw the man on fire and called 911. As the two waited for medics, the passer-by put out the flames.