Source: Maria P. White / CNN
Police are questioning a person of interest in connection with the killing of a woman who was doused with a flammable liquid and lit on fire in the elevator of a Brooklyn apartment building, a New York police spokesman said Sunday.
Neighbors said the woman was returning home to her fifth-floor apartment in Prospect Heights after a grocery store trip Saturday.
When the elevator arrived, the man — dressed as an exterminator — sprayed her with an unidentified liquid, set her afire and then fled, police said.
Residents told CNN affiliate WCBS they heard screams and saw smoke — and realized a woman was on fire inside the elevator.
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