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Man accused of lighting someone on fire at a Mobil gas station

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Posted at 10:02 AM, May 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-29 15:22:29-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — A man is under arrest for throwing gasoline on another man and lighting him on fire.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, two men engaged in a verbal confrontation at a Mobile gas station in Tampa.

After the confrontation, Earl Hargrove Jr. bought a small amount of gasoline from the gas station and proceeded to pour the gas on the victim and light him on fire.

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The victim was taken to a hospital and is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

Hargrove is facing charges of Aggravated Batter Great Bodily Harm and Attempted Murder in the First Degree.

Individuals that may have additional information on this particular case are asked to call 813-247-8200.