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Horrifying moment homeless man is set on fire before succumbing to his injuries two days later

Horrifying moment homeless man is set on fire before succumbing to his injuries two days later

  • Surveillance camera footage shows the moment homeless man Darryl Finney, 62, was set on fire, two days before he died at a Washington D.C. hospital 
  • The Washington Metropolitan Police Department released the footage to recruit the public’s help in finding a male suspect seen in the footage 
  • The suspect appears in the footage to dowse the Finney with an unknown liquid and setting it on fire early Wednesday morning. 
  • Finney, after he was set ablaze, managed to get to first responders who arrived on the scene and died at a local hospital from his injuries
  • A $25,000 reward is being offered by cops to anyone with more information that may lead to the suspect’s arrest

Surveillance camera footage shows the horrifying moment a homeless man was set on fire, two days before he died at a Washington D.C. hospital where he was treated for injuries he suffered in the horrific attack. 

The Metropolitan Police Department released the footage to recruit the public’s help in finding a male suspect seen in the footage starting the fire that burned Darryl Finney, 62, in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning.

The man, who appears to be black, sporting a goatee and wearing a hooded shirt, fuels the start of the fire by dowsing twice with an unknown flammable liquid from a canister before walking away. 

Surveillance camera footage (pictured) shows the horrifying moment a homeless man was set on fire, two days before he died at a Washington D.C. hospital where he was treated for injuries he suffered in the horrific attack

The Metropolitan Police Department released the footage to recruit the public's help in finding a male suspect (pictured) seen in the footage starting the fire that burned Darryl Finney, 62, in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning

The Metropolitan Police Department released the footage to recruit the public’s help in finding a male suspect (pictured) seen in the footage starting the fire that burned Darryl Finney, 62, in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast, just after 1 a.m. Wednesday morning

The man, who appears to be black, sporting a goatee and wearing a hooded shirt, fuels the start of the fire by dowsing it twice with an unknown, flammable liquid from a canister

The man, who appears to be black, sporting a goatee and wearing a hooded shirt, fuels the start of the fire by dowsing it twice with an unknown, flammable liquid from a canister 

The suspect is seen dowsing the fire that burned Finney a second time in the footage

The suspect is seen dowsing the fire that burned Finney a second time in the footage

A closeup photo from sureillance video of the suspect believed to have set homeless man Darryl Finney on fire also was released by the Metropolitan Police Department

A second photo and the only color image of the suspect believed to have set homeless man Darryl Finney on fire also was released by the Metropolitan Police Department

Photos of the suspect believed to have set homeless man Darryl Finney on fire also were released by the Metropolitan Police Department

Finney, after he was set ablaze, managed to walk into a street as first responders arrived and was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries two days later, WTTG reports. 

Suitcases with Finney’s belongings that were kept inside a grocery store shopping cart also were discovered burned nearby. 

The same suspect is believed to have attempted setting another man on fire about 45 minutes earlier also H Street, but about five blocks away, as well as torching a car on Florida Avenue.

Finney was set on fire in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast (pictured)

Finney was set on fire in the 900 block of H Street, Northeast (pictured)

DC Police Chief Peter Newsham warned the suspect, ‘was intent on hurting people in a very, very demonic way,’ with the release of the footage and photos of the suspect.

‘I hope if someone is out there watching, I hope you can take a look at this photo and let us know who he is so we can ensure that it doesn’t happen again,’ said 

A $25,000 reward is being offered by cops to anyone with more information about the suspect that may lead to the suspect’s arrest.

Burn marks can be seen on the sidewalk from where Finney was set on fire Wednesday

Burn marks can be seen on the sidewalk from where Finney was set on fire Wednesday

A closer look at the burn marks left on the sidewalk after Finney was set ablaze on Wednesday

A closer look at the burn marks left on the sidewalk after Finney was set ablaze on Wednesday

Suitcases with Finney's belongings kept inside a grocery store shopping cart also were discovered burned nearby. Burn marks on the sidewalk show where his property was set on fire

Suitcases with Finney’s belongings kept inside a grocery store shopping cart also were discovered burned nearby. Burn marks on the sidewalk show where his property was set on fire

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the police at 202-727-9099.

Additionally, anonymous information may be submitted to the department’s text tip line by sending a text message to 50411.

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