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Man Lights Himself on Fire, Dies

By Potomac Local News December 18, 2013 11:08 am

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MANASSAS, Va. – A man went behind a Giant Food store near Manassas and lit himself on fire. He later died.

Here’s more in an unedited police report:

Suicide – On December 16th at 11:07AM, police responded to the 8000 block of Sudley Rd in Manassas (20109) after receiving reports that a man was on fire behind the shopping center in the above area. The man, identified as the victim, was flown to an area hospital where he died later that evening. Detectives from the Homicide Unit investigated the incident and determined that the injuries were self-inflicted in the victim’s attempt to kill himself.


The victim has been identified as Lane Kevin COOPERRIDER, 50, of Manassas