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Man set woman on fire during domestic incident outside Tim Hortons in New York, police say

Posted at 8:18 AM, Dec 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 11:26:49-05

Police are investigating a domestic incident at the Tim Hortons in the City of Tonawanda, New York.

According to City of Tonawanda police, a man contacted his girlfriend, who works at the location, and told her to come outside. He then threw a flammable liquid on her, setting her on fire.

Police say he also accidentally set himself on fire. Both people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

The man is expected to be charged with attempted murder. The victim, identified by family members as Jessica Cameron, remains in the hospital in critical condition. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jessica's family pay her extensive medical bills.

Police report this was a domestic situation that escalated over a custody issue. Police have been to the couple's home previously for a domestic incident.

To report any domestic violence, the 24-hour hotline for Buffalo and Erie County is 716-834-3131 or visit the Crisis Services website.