NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police have identified the man who was killed after being set on fire in the middle of the street in East Flatbush.

According to the NYPD, it happened at 9:23 p.m. on September 16 at the intersection of Schenectady Avenue and Rutland Road.

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Police officers spotted a man on fire and grabbed a fire extinguisher to douse the flames.

The victim, identified as 46-year-old Patrick Winkler, was rushed to New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. He passed away there a little more than a month later, on Oct. 19.

According to police, Winkler got into an argument with another man, who used an accelerant to set Winkler on fire.

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So far there have been no arrests. The investigation continues.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.


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