Investigators Working To Track Down Alleged OKC Arson Suspect


Monday, June 22nd 2020, 9:52 pm
By: Sylvia Corkill


OKLAHOMA CITY -

An arson suspect calmly walked away from the scene of a fire.

It happened earlier this month near Southwest 29th Street and South Robinson Avenue.

While the video shows several eyewitnesses trying to communicate with the man, investigators have not been able to identify him.

When firefighters arrived, smoke was seen billowing from the building following an explosion.

“I was just making sure everybody was okay over here,” said one concerned witness.

Frantic witnesses called out to see if they could help.

“You okay?” said the witness.

And while the suspect is approached by concerned witnesses, he's in a hurry to leave.

“Have a seat brother,” said a witness.   

“I have a car right there,” said the suspect.

According to investigators the building's front glass and security bars had been blown out.

Responders also noted the "smell of gasoline and what appeared to be multiple areas of ignition and gas cans in the building."

And according to court documents the man in a hurry to leave suffered extensive injuries.

Witnesses told investigators he had "skin hanging off his legs," and "his shoes appeared melted and his toes were exposed."

“Take him to the hospital ASAP, right now, right now,” said one witness.

Investigators are now turning to the public in hopes someone recognizes the man or the car he's seen climbing into.

According to the search warrant, several gas cans were located inside the building along with ammunition casings.