Man gets beaten, shot and set on fire, still alive

Published: Jun. 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2011 at 9:24 AM CDT
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Theodis Guillory (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)
Theodis Guillory (Source: East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A man was arrested for allegedly beating a man, shooting him and then setting him on fire early Friday morning.

According to the Baton Rouge Police Department, Theodis Guillory, 28, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated arson.

Detectives did not release the victim's name but identified him as a 51-year-old man.

The incident happened in the 1500 block of North 37th Street around 12:25 a.m.

Investigators reported Guillory beat the man with a board, shot him once in the chest, poured gasoline on him and set him on fire.

They said the man ran to a neighbor's house. The neighbor put out the fire and called for help.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police said they haven't determined what caused the man to be attacked.

They are still investigating.

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