Skip to main content

Andover man dies after being set on fire by landlord, police say

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A 55-year-old man who police say was set on fire by his landlord has died from his injuries, the Anoka County Sheriff's Office said in a tweet Thursday.

Police say the victim's landlord, who was also his roommate, doused him with an accelerant and lit him on fire in the bedroom of their Andover home Tuesday night, according to a news release. The victim suffered burns on 80 percent of his body.

Witnesses said they saw the 29-year-old suspect flee the scene at a high rate of speed, the Sheriff's Office says.

Officials issued a statewide crime alert to find the suspect, who was believed to have access to a cabin near Orr, Minnesota. The suspect was later arrested near the cabin and booked into the St. Louis County jail, but he has not been charged, the release says. He had minor burns on his face.

An Anoka County Sheriff’s spokesman said deputies were sent to the home earlier that evening after reports of a dispute between a tenant and his landlord, but deputies left because no crime had been committed and the two agreed to separate for the evening.

Neighbors told KARE 11 that the suspect has a history of erratic behavior.

The name of the victim hasn't been released.

Next Up

David Ortiz

Twins congratulate David Ortiz on HOF induction, it ends badly

Twins fans haven't forgotten the biggest mistake in franchise history.

Snowmobile tracks Any Arthur Flickr

Who left the burnt snowmobile on a frozen Minnesota lake?

There wasn't much left beyond the frame and a few other large, metal parts.

T Kline Robbinsdale City Council

Charges: Drunk council member fled police on wrong side of Hwy. 100

The complaint alleges he caused a wrong-way crash, then drove around an officer that tried to stop him.

20211010_Vikings_Lions_REG05_0560

What does the future hold for the Vikings at linebacker?

Anthony Barr is hitting free agency, and Eric Kendricks is approaching age 30

vehicle car

String of vehicle thefts in St. Paul, most left running unattended

The department is urging people not to leave their car running unattended.

kid hospital doctor

Child COVID hospitalizations reach pandemic-high in northern MN

As omicron surges, more kids are ending up in the hospital.

ice fishing close unsplash

'It's disgusting': Anglers dumping sewage on to popular ice fishing lake

A local CO told Bring Me The News it's people in newer, RV-style wheel houses.

Alejandro Rios and Michael Steward

Reward offered for information on 2021 double fatal shooting in St. Paul

It's been a year since Alejandro Rios and Michael Stewart were found dead on the sidewalk.

Peyton Manning John Randle Twitter

What was Peyton Manning doing in Minnesota?

It's apparently for an upcoming episode of his TV show, "Peyton's Place."

covid-19, coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 25

The test positivity rate has dropped for the first time since before Christmas.

Related

Man dies, woman and 2 teens escape house fire in Andover

The teenagers were taken to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.