Police Questioning A Person Of Interest In Brooklyn Burning Death

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Authorities are questioning a man in connection with the burning death of a woman in a Brooklyn elevator.

NYPD spokesman Paul Browne announced that a 47-year-old man walked into a police station and told police that he had started a fire.

1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan repors

According to the NYPD the man made statements implicating himself and smelled of gasoline.

Doris Gillespie was burned to death inside of an elevator on Saturday afternoon.

The tragedy happened at 203 Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights.

The victim, a single mother, lived with one of her two adult sons. Police say she was returning from a shopping trip when the elevator doors opened and the man doused her with the flammable liquid, and used a lighter to set her on fire.

The man has not yet been charged.

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  1. tttrrroooth says:

    dont rent to blacks, simple

  2. rocky says:

    Furnace Him

  3. FIREMAN ED says:

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    1. General NFL fan says:

      NEW JERSEY Jets.

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  4. Steve says:

    This Guy is also on public services also !

    1. Yup says:

      They all are. Well, any that want to be. Ever see who works in the offices and makes such decisions on approval? Helps to explain a lot .
      And for anyone who thinks this is not part of the economical problems we are facing-THINK AGAIN.

  5. Steve says:

    Time to allow torture !

  6. Professional Troll says:

    When will the elevator be in service again? Residents of that building will be inconvenienced until then. More importantly, I could be as well in the very rare event that I needed to go there.

    1. NYU1232 says:

      Good luck with your GED.

  7. THE INSPECTOR says:

    CAN WE SEE THE VIDEO OF THE ALLEDGED INCIDENT,SO WE CAN DRAW OUR OWN CONCLUSIONS

  8. Ruffs says:

    Another upstanding negro making his race proud

  9. Dustin Dermot says:

    I sure hope this idiot gets everything he has coming to him!
    http://www.VPNPrivacy.tk

  10. thor's hammer says:

    this was premeditated and beyond despicable. this lowlife deserves far worse than his method of murder. to the soon to be appointed public defender – don’t open your mouth about diminished capacity. you may want to ask for protective custody, just like the lowlifes who murdered officer figoskii. perhaps there is “honor” among thieves on rikers. justice for the victim!

  11. Liberals are Evil says:

    The savage who did this to that poor woman should receive the same fate.

  12. Leon says:

    Cameras just about everywhere. When will people consider that before committing a crime? Or do they just not care?

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