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Edgewood Man Charged With Setting Two People on Fire in White Marsh

Christopher Harrison Jr.

At  4:42 p.m. on December 4, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to Pulaski Highway and Allender Road in White Marsh for a report of a vehicle fire. When Fire personnel arrived on the scene, they found that two people, not a vehicle, had been set on fire.
 
The initial investigation into this incident has indicated that the suspectís vehicle had run out of gas at the location at Pulaski and Allender Road. The suspect had just returned to his vehicle with a container of gas when he encountered the first victim. The suspect and the first victim have been involved in an ongoing dispute at work and became involved in an altercation. During the altercation, the suspect threw gasoline on the first victim and lit it on fire, and the first victim punched the suspect in the face. During the confrontation, gasoline that had ignited splashed onto a second victim, injuring him. The suspect fled the scene but was apprehended nearby.
 
The victims were transported to an area hospital for treatment of serious burns. Their current conditions are unknown.
 
Detectives identified the suspect as 28-year-old Christopher Harrison Jr of the 900 block of Top View Drive 2 in Edgewood. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and related charges. He is held without bail at the Baltimore County Detention Center.
 
This incident remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Violent Crimes Unit.