ARRESTED 2 for Attempted 1 Degree Murder – Male Lit on Fire by Suspect in the City of Lake WorthPBSO
Time: 9:00 pm
Location: 300 block of Dixie Highway, City of Lake Worth
Deputies responded to a report of a male lit on fire. The male was transported to St. Mary’s Medical Center. The severity of his injuries are unknown at this time.
This occurred in the alley way located in the 300 block of Dixie Highway, Lake Worth.
Deputies are currently searching the area for the suspect that committed this crime. The motive is unknown at this time.
Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators are just arriving on scene to investigate further.
More information will be released when it becomes available.
** UPDATE **
Arrested for 1st Degree Murder: Guillermo Alonso, DOB: 7/14/1992
Erbin Miranda-Hernandez, DOB: 2/06/1992
Deputies responded to 301 N Dixie Hwy to a report of a person on fire. Upon arrival the victim was encountered with severe burns to his upper torso and face. He was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital and eventually to Jackson Memorial in Miami where he is in critical condition.
Witnesses described two Hispanic males as waiting behind a fence at 314 N H street (directly parallel to 301 N Dixie) and then attacking the victim by throwing a liquid on him and then throwing a flame onto the victim. Several witnesses identified Miranda-Hernandez as being the subject who lit the victim on fire. Alonso was identified as being his accomplice based on information provided by the witnesses and visible injuries he had sustained from an incident on April 19 in which he fought with the victim.
Both suspects were interviewed at VCD. Based on statements of the witnesses, physical evidence, interviews with the suspects, both suspects were charged with Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Investigation cleared by arrest.