Homeless Man Killed after being Set on Fire
"As an officer who has responded to many murders over the years, this is amongst the most horrific," Deputy Chief Sergio Diaz said to the LA Times of last night's murder where a homeless man was allegedly doused with two buckets of gasoline and lit on fire. "This is one of cruelest crimes you can imagine." At about 9:40 p.m. last night, police responded to a call on 3rd Street between Berendo Street and New Hampshire Avenue (near Vermont) in the Mid-Wilshire area. Unconfirmed reports from anonymous witnesses tell the Times that they saw men in their 20s pull up in a car before dousing the man, who residents of the area know as "Grimley" and say he is a 20 year resident on the streets in the area.