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.READ MORE: New York State Legislature Votes To Curb Gov. Cuomo's Emergency Powers
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.READ MORE: Brooklyn Mom Wants NYC Apartments Inspected Annually After Parts Of Ceiling Crash Down On 12-Year-Old Son
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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