KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) - A Kalamazoo man is in custody for dousing a woman in rubbing alcohol and setting her on fire.
The incident happened early Friday morning in a residence in the 900 block of Douglas. Public Safety officers were called to the residence at about 2:00am requesting an ambulance for a woman with burns.
The suspect had fled the scene, but was found and arrested in the 700 block of Mabel Street.
Investigators say that the suspect and victim live together and they had been involved in an argument and fight in the evening. The suspect doused her in rubbing alcohol and set her on fire. She was able to put the fire out by removing her shirt, but suffered burns to her torso, face and hair. She is listed in stable condition.
The suspect, 52, is in custody for Assault with Intent to Murder. His name will be released pending his arraignment.