ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – St. Louis city police say their bomb and arson squad continues to investigate an early Friday morning fire involving a sleeping homeless person, but the incident appears to be “non-criminal.”
Officers say the victim, 40-year-old Louis Broadway told them he was asleep in an alley in the 39-hundred block of Illinois when a man came up, poured gas on him, then lit a match.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is in critical, but stable condition with extensive burns.
The garage near where Broadway was sleeping also caught fire.
Police have no motive in the attack.