PD: Man who set himself on fire has died

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VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Police say the suspect in a Sunday assault case set himself on fire and died three days later.

Officers responded to the 3000 block of Polk Drive, which is the Courthouse Estates subdivision, around 7:30 p.m. on June 8. A woman told police she was assaulted by a man she knows. Then, she said the man set himself on fire in the backyard.

They were both taken to local hospitals.

Officer James Cason said the suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Erin Hunt. He died Wednesday in a local hospital.

Officer Cason told WAVY.com he is not aware of prior domestic calls to this residence.

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