Ricky Doyle, a 25-year-old man, was killed by his girlfriend after a heated argument. According to the Arlington Police Department, the man died from burns in a Dallas-area hospital. What happened was that a Texan woman set her boyfriend on fire with 50 cents worth of gasoline. According to the police, the poor man’s skin melted off his body. Police reported that Doyle and his girlfriend, Breana Johnson, were fighting at an Arlington Shell gas station at the time.
According to a police affidavit, Johnson, 24, was heard telling him, “I’m going to kill you.” Soon, the woman was seen pouring gas all over the man as he sat in the Jeep’s backseat. She turned around and lit the driver’s seat on fire with an unidentified object.
Doyle was then seen fleeing the car and running through the parking lot, engulfed in flames, in an attempt to put out the fire. The police charge statement stated that by the time another customer with a fire extinguisher arrived to help, witnesses reported that Doyle was “bleeding and had skin that appeared to have melted off his body.”
People were attempting to aid the man, while his girlfriend tried to pretend that he was smoking while pumping gas, which caused the fire to start. One of the witnesses confronted the woman, explaining that he had seen her setting the man on fire on purpose. Before police arrived, one witness even attempted to stop her, but Johnson slammed the person to the ground and drove off while smiling, according to the police report, according to NY Post.
At first, Johnson was facing a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. She will be charged with murder because Doyle has died. Right now, Johnson is being held at the Tarrant County Jail. This is not the only incident that has shaken Texas lately. Related news reveals: Texas police shot and killed an armed man who was firing shots at a gymnasium hosting a summer-camp like event that had about 150 children inside, according to authorities.
This took place in the Duncanville section of Texas and no children, staff, or police were injured during the incident that took place at about 8:45 in the morning on Monday.
USA Today reports that “The man entered the field house lobby with a handgun and fired a shot at a staff member during a discussion, Duncanville Assistant Police Chief Matthew Stogner said.
The gunman then tried to enter a classroom with children inside, but the door was locked, Stogner said. He fired one shot into the door, Stogner said.
The man then went to the gym, which also contained children, at which point Stogner said police arrived and shot the man in an exchange of gunfire.“
As of now, the police have not identified the suspect or a motive. The man was transported to a hospital after the incident and pronounced dead.
The children and staff at the summer camp were sent to another recreation center to be united with parents and caretakers following the incident.