DETROIT, MI – Two men are dead today after one set the other on fire but then accidentally set himself on fire as well.
Edward Pickle Jr., 22-years-old, was set on fire by his 40-year-old domestic partner who threw gasoline on Pickle and then set the young man on fire.
The 40-year-old had also gotten gasoline on himself which also ignited. Both burned to death as a result.
Police say Pickle was set on fire then jumped from a second story roof onto the ground.
The incident happened on Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 10 p.m. in a duplex in the 4700 block of Springwells Street in south-west Detroit.
Friends and neighbors of the two say they lived there only a few months. It was also common knowledge in the area that the two used drugs and had frequent fights. Neighbors stated that it was not unusual to hear screaming and yelling from the house on a regular basis.