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Homeless Man Killed after being Set on Fire

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"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.