Man sets himself on fire on Grace Street

Posted at 12:22 PM, Oct 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-20 08:29:19-04

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Police are investigating a domestic situation where a man set himself on fire.

Officers received a call Saturday at 10 a.m. from the 1800 block of West Grace Street.  When units arrived on scene, they saw a man drenched in some kind of liquid set himself on fire with a lighter.

The man suffered life-threatening injuries to his upper torso and is currently recovering at VCU Medical Center.

Three police officers on scene were treated for smoke inhalation.

The investigation is ongoing.