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Man arrested after woman doused in flammable liquid, set on fire outside City Hall, police say

Police arrested a man for attempted murder and arson charges after they said he set a woman on fire outside City Hall on Sunday.

Posted: Dec 7, 2020 11:50 AM
Updated: Dec 7, 2020 12:42 PM

REDDING, Calif. – Redding Police arrested a man for attempted murder and arson after they said he set a woman on fire outside City Hall on Sunday.

The suspect was identified Monday morning as 39-year-old Brent Serrano, of Redding. Police said he had several outstanding warrants for his arrest.

The incident took place around 12:30 p.m. on the south side of City Hall. Witnesses at the scene said a man doused a woman with fuel then lit her on fire, said RPD. The victim was able to extinguish the fire and then left the area, according to RPD.

Officers located the victim and discovered she had significant burns to parts of her body. She was then transported to the hospital where she is still being treated.

As officers were helping the victim, other officers located the suspect, Serrano. He was detained without incident but refused to cooperate with officers.

After multiple witnesses were interviewed by RPD, it was determined that Serrano intentionally doused the victim with a liquid type of fuel and then lit her on fire after an argument, according to police. Serrano was booked into the Shasta County Jail.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Redding Police Department at 530-225-4200

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