BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man was arrested for allegedly beating a man, shooting him and then setting him on fire early Friday morning.
According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Theodis Guillory, 28, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson.
Detectives did not release the victim's name but identified him as a 51-year-old man.
The incident happened in the 1500 block of North 37th Street around 12:25 a.m.
Investigators reported Guillory beat the man with a board, shot him once in the chest, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire.
They said the man ran to a neighbor's house. The neighbor put out the fire and called for help.
The victim was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.Police said they haven't determined what caused the man to be attacked.