Jesus Alvarez Set His Girlfriend on Fire
Miami-Dade Police are on the hunt for Jesus Alvarez, 41, after he set his girlfriend on fire following a fight in their mobile home. The incident occurred yesterday after 6 p.m. in the 2200 block of NW 27th Avenue. The woman is at Jackson Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Alvarez and his unidentified girlfriend got into a fight that soon turned violent.
"He then went inside the trailer, dragged her out by her hair, and began to douse her with fuel -- we believe it's gasoline -- right in the middle of the street, in front of her mother," Miami-Dade Det. Roy Rutland tells NBC Miami. "That is the point that he used some sort of accelerant and lit her on fire."
Alvarez fled the scene before police arrived.
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He has several prior arrests and has spent time in prison.
A friend of the victim tells NBC Miami that this isn't the first time he has been violent and that the two have had a tumultuous relationship.
Anyone who might know of Alvarez's whereabouts is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.
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