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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Damien Jones: Oakland Resident Charged With Setting Man on Fire

Posted By on Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 9:35 AM

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San Francisco police say they've arrested 35-year-old Damien Jones on suspicion of trying to kill another man by lighting him on fire. 

According to Officer Grace Gatpandan, police were called out to Jennings and Third streets just before 10 pm. on Thursday where they found a 30-year-old man on the ground with his shirt on fire. Police say the victim was crossing the street when Jones tossed a flammable substance on him and lit his shirt on fire. 

The victim was rushed to San Francisco General Hospital where he's being treated for blisters to his upper body. Authorities say the man is expected to survive.

Jones was arrested and booked into San Francisco County Jail.

"Upon further investigation, it was determined the act was purposeful," Gatpandan tells us. "Officers conducting the investigation later booked Damien Jones for attempted murder, mayhem, torture, and arson."

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