Tallahassee Police investigating after person set on fire at South Monroe Taco Bell

Published: Oct. 23, 2019 at 6:52 PM EDT
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By: WCTV Eyewitness News

October 23, 2019

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) -- The Tallahassee Police Department is investigating an aggravated battery at the Taco Bell on the 2800 block of South Monroe Street.

Tallahassee Police say around 6:18 p.m. on Wednesday, officers responded to the restaurant in reference to an aggravated battery and arriving officers discovered that a suspect entered the business and doused a victim with gasoline and set them on fire before fleeing the scene on foot.

, 32-year-old Mia Williams, around 5 a.m. Thursday in the area of Pensacola Street and White Drive.

TPD says the victim, who authorities did not identify, was taken to a hospital by helicopter with serious injuries.

Police spokesman Damon Miller says TPD investigators are questioning Williams about a

just hours after the attack at Taco Bell.

Tallahassee Police are investigating an attempted murder on South Monroe Street. MORE: wctv.tv/a?a=563736491

Posted by WCTV.tv on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

BREAKING: One person doused with gasoline and set on fire near the Taco Bell on South Monroe. Katie Kaplan WCTV is live with the latest. More tonight at 11 and online: wctv.tv/a?a=563736491

Posted by WCTV.tv on Wednesday, October 23, 2019

At 7:49 p.m., Florida A&M sent out an alert regarding an assault at the Taco Bell, reading:

This case has been assigned to investigators with TPD's Violent Crimes Unit. Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

Tallahassee Police are classifying the incident as an attempted murder.

The Taco Bell location on South Monroe Street was closed Thursday.

Taco Bell sent WCTV the following statement about the incident:

According to Taco Bell's statement, the victim of the attempted murder worked at the store. WCTV has reached out to Shands Hospital in Gainesville for an update on the patient's condition, but the hospital has not released that information.

WCTV's Ben Kaplan spoke with an employee at a neighboring business who said they saw people running out of Taco Bell around 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

WCTV's Katie Kaplan and Brandon Spencer were at the scene.

This is a developing story and will be updated


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