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Gang Member Wanted For Setting Girlfriend on Fire

Nunez (courtesy LASD)
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have released more information about the suspect in a violent New Year's Day attack on a Hawaiian Gardens woman. Authorities have named 31-year-old Francisco "Pancho" Nunez as the man they believe poured a flammable liquid on his 28-year-old girlfriend and then set her on fire before fleeing the scene.Nunez, a member of the "Varrio Hawaiian Gardens" gang, is "outstanding and should be considered dangerous," say the Sheriff's Department. He has black hair, brown eyes, and is 5'8" and 200 pounds. He has four tattoos: His right thigh reads "BROWN," his left thigh, "PRIDE," his abdomen "NUNEZ," and his chest "Nothing but HG Thing Baby."

The victim, Nunez's girlfriend, sustained second and third degree burns over 60 percent of her body, and is in critical condition.

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