Dwayne Fields, a 62-year-old black man, died Tuesday, Aug. 27, after he was set on fire near East 6th and San Pedro streets in downtown L.A., according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
On Aug. 26 about 11:30 p.m., Fields was inside his tent when another man set his living quarters ablaze.
Responding officers found Fields walking down East 6th Street, his body still burning, according to two law enforcement officials who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the case candidly.
The officers tried to extinguish the flames, but Fields was badly burned. Fields was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:20 a.m. the next day.
Jonathan Early, a 38 year-old black man, was charged with capital murder in connection with Fields’ death.
During a court appearance Aug. 28, Deputy Dist. Atty. Joy Roberts said ...
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