New York Man Kills a Liquor Store Owner, Sets a Homeless Man on Fire, Then Sets Two Officers Alight

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A New York man was arrested on a charge of murder after he killed a liquor store owner, sett a homeless man on fire, then did the same to two police officers.

23-year-old James Patrick Dillon of Queens started his murderous spree round 11:00 a.m. and started it with slashing 39-year-old Berta Carpio on the cheek and the back of the head out of the blue.

She was taken to a nearby hospital, where she was treated and released.

Around 3:00 p.m., he went into the Astoria Liquors and Wines on Astoria Boulevard and stabbed 55-year-old George Patouhas, the owner. Mr. Patouhas died at the scene.

Mr. Dillon then doused a 61-year-old homeless man with a flammable liquid inside the store and set him on fire.

He was taken to a hospital and is listed as being in stable condition.

Around 5:45 p.m., he then tried to break into a woman’s home.

Officers arrived at the scene and confronted him.

He was armed with a knife and had a Corona beer bottle filled with the flammable liquid.

He splashed the officers with the liquid and set them on fire.

He was shot and arrested.

The injured officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released.

 

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