Tonawanda Police are investigating a domestic incident in which a man allegedly set a woman on fire the incident occurred around 3 p.m. at Niagara and Seymour on Monday afternoon.
According to Tonawanda Police Capt. Fred Foels, the police responded to the Tim Hortons parking lot at 3:30 p.m. Monday for a report of a "person on fire." Both individuals were found at the scene with full thickness burns or burns that penetrate both outer layers of the skin, across the front of their bodies and along their arms, hands, and faces.
In a news release, Captain Foels said the suspect, a 28-year-old man, hid in the dumpster corral area behind a Tim Hortons and called the victim, a 25-year-old woman who works at the Tim Hortons.
She was later identified as Jessica Cameron, a mother of three young boys, according to her family.
the suspect also accidentally set himself on fire. Both people were taken to the Erie County Medical Center with serious injuries.
The man is expected to be charged with attempted murder.
the victim and suspect are boyfriend and girlfriend and have two children between them ages 4 and 2.
The owner of the Tim Hortons decided to close for business due to the employees being upset following the incident, and police said the business was expected to be open again by 10 p.m. Monday.