Memphis man fatally sets himself on fire on Facebook Live

Memphis man fatally sets himself on fire on Facebook Live

[Ed. – A followup to this story.]

A Memphis, Tennessee, man set himself on fire on Facebook Live before running inside a crowded bar early Saturday and later died of severe burns at a hospital, authorities said Sunday.

“It was the most horrific thing I’ve seen,” witness Kim Koehler, who watched the man, identified as Jared McLemore, a local musician, run inside Murphy’s Bar, told NBC affiliate WMC.

Memphis police called it a suicide.

The video shows McLemore seated while he pours kerosene all over his body. He then lights himself on fire and runs off screen.

Witnesses said McLemore was on fire from head to foot when he ran inside the bar, where his ex-girlfriend worked. One man inside was burned after he tried to kick the lighter out of McLemore’s hands and was taken to a hospital, where he’s expected to make a full recovery.

Koehler said McLemore targeted Murphy’s because his ex-girlfriend worked there.

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