Houston police are investigating an assault of a woman that occurred at 4252 Kirkwood about 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday (March 5).
The victim, 40, suffered severe burns and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives C. Grahmann and V. Habukiha reported:
The victim was sleeping outside a strip center at the above address when an unknown suspect poured an accelerant on her. The suspect then set her on fire before fleeing.
The Houston Fire Department Arson Division is assisting in the investigation.
Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.