In addition to setting fire to the family home, the investigated burned seven vehicles and shot himself with agents of the National Police
The 80-year-old man who was seriously injured during the fire in his home in Molina de Segura, caused by his son, died this Wednesday at the Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia. In addition to setting fire to his home, the victim’s son, in provisional prison, set fire to seven vehicles with Molotov cocktails and shot himself with agents of the National Police.
The events occurred around 6.15 am on October 12, a festive day because it is Hispanic Day, on Gran Vía, at the intersection with Pío XII and Sagrado Corazón streets, where the deceased’s son resided with his family. It was an employee of the municipal cleaning company Sercomosa who, at dawn, gave the alarm to the Local Police when he observed the neighbor who, apparently, pointed a 22-gauge shotgun at him.
Later, according to the sources, the man began to set fire, one by one, to several vehicles that were parked on the street, up to a total of seven, of which six were completely charred. To do this, apparently, he used some Molotov cocktails that he had been preparing. The street soon became the scene of a spectacular fire that ended up affecting a two-story house where the suspect, his parents and other relatives reside. At that time, some of his relatives were sleeping and two of them had to be rescued by firefighters from the Consorcio de Extinción de Fires y Salvamento (CEIS). A janitor alerted officers after the suspect pointed a shotgun at him.
Three impacts on the facade
Three fire crews and six ambulances approached the area, as well as Civil Protection officers and patrols from the Local Police and the National Police, which has taken on the investigation of the matter. Sercomosa troops were also deployed in the area to clean up the street, due to the extensive damage.
As confirmed by municipal sources, the man barricaded himself in his parents’ house and fired the weapon at least three times at the agents. Investigators, police sources explained, found three impacts on nearby facades. No officers were injured. In the search of the home, police sources explained, 22 cartridges were found wet with gasoline and Molotov cocktails.
The fire generated in the street and in the house caused the poisoning of five people, including the suspect himself, 52, and his parents. His father is in a serious condition with burns to a large part of his body and was taken by ambulance to the Virgen de la Arrixaca hospital in Murcia, as reported by emergency sources.