Calif. man set on fire outside store dies

Associated Press

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A man who was set on fire while sitting in his SUV at a Southern California convenience store has died.

Coroner's Chief Craig Harvey says 63-year-old Jerry Arnold Payne died early Monday of burns he suffered on his upper torso.

The man was inside his Toyota SUV in front of a Long Beach 7-Eleven on Friday when a homeless man threw a flammable substance inside the car. Police say the car's interior and the man went up in flames.

Officers arrested 38-year-old Raymond Sean Clark a block away and held him for investigation of attempted murder and for two misdemeanor warrants for failing to appear on other charges.

Investigators are trying to determine what motivated the attack.

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