Police arrested a woman in Southeast D.C. on Monday after she allegedly set a car on fire with multiple people in it, according to ABC 7.
“She put whatever she put in that cup, she lit that cigarette upstairs, she walked down those stairs and walked to that car just as calmly as you and I are having a conversation and she watched that man burn. She stood there as if this was a show,” Kiara told the outlet. (RELATED: Mother Forces Son To Overdose On Meds, Tries To Cover It Up by Setting Car On Fire)
D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrived at the 3900 block of 4th Street and later said they extinguished the fire, according to a Twitter post by the DC Fire and EMS.
#BREAKING: DC Police is on the scene of an incident after a woman set a car on fire on at the 3900 Bl. Of 4th Street SE with a man, woman and two children inside. Man is critically injured. Three others suffered minor injuries. Accused arsonist in police custody pic.twitter.com/0HeTVDJIIm
— Killmoenetwork inc. (@Killmoenetwork) May 29, 2023
Both adults and children were taken to the nearest hospital. While the children showed mild injuries, the woman reported burns on her right shoulder and arm. The man is in critical condition after sustaining third-degree burns across more than 50% of his body, according to WUSA 9.
“I have had nightmares all night and I mean I don’t think that you can imagine seeing a 6-foot man on fire … not in a movie, falling on a hill and then trying to muster up words to talk,” Kiara said, according to ABC 7.
Officers charged Williams with assault with intent to kill, according to WUSA 9.