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Man Critically Injured After Setting Himself on Fire

For Immediate Release:  November 20, 2021


On November 20, 2021, at 12:01 AM, patrol officers responded to the Gulf Gas Station located in the 2000 block of Atlantic Avenue for a report of a man on fire.  Arriving officers located the man, 24, of Somers Point, NJ, with severe burns.  An attendant from the gas station used a fire extinguisher to put the flames out.  The man was transported to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, City Division with serious, life-threatening injuries.

An investigation revealed that the man doused himself with rubbing alcohol before using a lighter to set himself on fire.  He then entered the gas station convenience store which started multiple small fires.  He exited the store, and the fire was extinguished.


Alert sent on 11/20/2021 at 12:01PM EST


Lieutenant Kevin Fair


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