BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)– Two people remain hospitalized with serious burns after police say their co-worker doused them with gasoline and lit them on fire.
The gruesome crime happened in White Marsh. The suspect is under arrest but the investigation continues.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Nor'Easter Snow Storm Arrives
WJZ’s Amy Yensi has the latest.
Burned asphalt and charred grass mark the spot where police say Christopher Harrison Jr. set two men on fire.
Police were called to Route 40 in White Marsh just before 5 o’clock Friday evening. They found the victims running frantically down the road, calling out for help.
Investigators say four men left work at a local business in two different cars. When one car broke down, the co-workers went to the White Marsh truck stop for fuel. As they were walking back, they started arguing and fighting.
“During the fight. Our suspect pour gasoline on at least 2 of the men and then lights them on fire,” police said.
A store clerk that wants to remain anonymous tells WJZ he turned away a suspect because he did not have the right gas can. Somehow he still managed to get some fuel that was then used to set the two men on fire.READ MORE: Public Works Officials Warn Of Frozen Pipe Problems
Police arrested Harrison after getting a tip. The 28-year-old from Edgewood is charged with attempted first degree murder–first and second degree assault.
Friends tell WJZ they’ve started a GoFund Me page for victim, David Campbell.
“One victim was burned over 60 percent of his body. The second victim over 90 percent of his body to the point where his clothing was completely burned off of him.”
“That is terrible. It went too far. I don’t know what the issue was, but it obviously went too far. It’s not the time for that. It’s never the time for that,” said Felicia Jerome.
The fourth man involved in the fight is not considered a suspect. Both victims are in critical condition at an area hospital.
Investigators are still trying to determine what led up to the fight.MORE NEWS: BWI Sees Flight Cancellations As Nor'Easter Sweeps Over Region
There is graphic cell phone video of this incident circulating on social media. WJZ chose not to show it due to the nature of the video. Police do confirm its authenticity and say it will be used as evidence in their investigation.