The attacker sets gas station clerk on fire, killing him

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 ( ) 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,

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