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Homeless Man Set On Fire During Fight

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Authorities are investigating after a man believed to be homeless was set on fire during an altercation at a makeshift homeless camp in Fort Lauderdale early Friday morning.

The attack happened just before 4 a.m. at the camp behind a Burger King on West Commercial Blvd. The victim, identified as 51-year-old William Stouffer, was doused with a liquid, possibly gasoline, and set on fire, Fort Lauderdale Police said.

Stouffer was taken to Broward General Hospital with severe burns and was later airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital for treatment.

He's currently in critical condition.

Police have identified a suspect, 58-year-old John Gibbons, who they say is still at large.

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