ROCHESTER, N.Y. (CNN) — A New York man has died after two teens intentionally set him on fire, reports police.
According to investigators, the attack happened on Friday while the man was sitting in a chair in his apartment. A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old then sprayed him with fluid and set him ablaze.
The victim suffered second and third-degree burns on more than 70% of his body. He was treated at a local hospital for four days before passing.
The two teens have been taken into custody and are charged with assault and arson. However, the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office says they plan to upgrade the charges now that the victim has died.
Police are still investigating the incident to discover if the victim and suspects knew each other.