Man is fighting for his life after being set on fire during an argument with another man who threw petrol at him and lit it at a Mobil gas station
- The two men argued around 4:30 p.m. on May 28 in Tampa
- Earl Hargrove, Jr. has been charged with attempted first degree murder
A Tampa, Florida man was arrested on Sunday afternoon after allegedly pouring gasoline on another man during an argument at a gas station and setting him on fire, leaving him to fight for his life .
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said that around 4:30 p.m. on May 28, two men got into a fight at a Mobil gas station on 22nd Street in Tampa, Florida.
After the confrontation, police said Earl Hargrove, Jr., 34, purchased gasoline at the pump.
Hargrove then allegedly poured the gas on the victim before setting him on fire.
The sheriff’s office did not identify the victim, but said he was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Pictured: Earl Hargrove, Jr., 34. After the confrontation, police said Hargrove bought gas at the pump. He would then have poured the gas on the victim before setting him on fire
The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office said at around 4.30pm on May 28, two men got into a fight at a Mobil gas station (pictured) on 22nd Street in Tampa, Florida.
“A verbal argument should never reach this level of violence,” Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister said.
“The behavior of this suspect is not only deplorable, but will never be tolerated in our community. The suspect in this case is currently behind bars awaiting justice.
Hargrove was charged with attempted first degree murder and aggravated assault causing grievous bodily harm.
He is currently being held without bail in Hillsborough County Orient Road Jail.