Police are trying to determine a motive for an attack in which a man sitting in his SUV was set on fire outside a 7-Eleven store in Long Beach.
Raymond Sean Clark, 38, is accused of dousing the 62-year-old victim with a flammable substance while he was parked in front of the store at about 5 p.m. Friday, said Long Beach police Sgt. Aaron Eaton.
There were reports that there had been an argument between Clark, who has been described as homeless, and the victim just before the attack, but Eaton said that had not been confirmed.
The incident took place at the intersection of Clark Avenue and Pacific Coast Highway. Police say witnesses rushed to the victim's aid, but not before he was critically injured with burns over most of his body. Police arrested Clark around the corner from the store.