BURNEY, Calif. – The authorities say that the attacker came in a Northern California gas station, sprayed a worker behind the counter with a flammable liquid and set him on fire, killing him.
The Record Searchlight newspaper in Redding reports (http://bit.ly/2h6kaVD ) that the security cameras captured the Wednesday night attack in the vicinity of Burney, a small logging community an hour’s drive east of Redding.
Shasta County sheriff’s Lt. Anthony Bertain, says the researchers are looking for the culprit and have not determined a motive for the murder of 54-year-old David Wicks.
Authorities say paramedics found Wicks with serious burns and an air ambulance flew him to a hospital, where he died.
Bertain says the surveillance video shows the attacker wearing yellow rain gear, a black hooded sweatshirt and gloves. Researchers say that they have a bike outside the gas station.
Information: Record Searchlight, http://redding.com