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Police: Centreville man lights himself on fire after reported domestic incident

CENTREVILLE, Md. - Police say that a Centreville man lit himself on fire on Tuesday in Queen Anne's County.

According to Maryland State Police's Centreville Barrack, on Tuesday at 1:24 PM, troopers responded to a reported car fire, in the area of John Brown Road at Maryland Route 213, in Queen Anne's County.

While troopers were on their way, witnesses called and said that a man lit himself on fire at the scene. The incident reportedly involved a 35-year-old Centreville woman and 42-year-old Deny Richard Coursey of Centreville. Initial contact was made with the woman who said that Coursey, her boyfriend, pulled his vehicle in front of her vehicle causing her to stop her vehicle.

Police say that it is believed this incident is ongoing from a domestic incident in which the couple was involved in on Monday evening which was handled by the Queen Anne's Sheriff's Office.

When the vehicles stopped, Coursey allegedly left his car and approached the woman's car with a fuel can in his hand. After a short argument outside o the woman's car, Coursey allegedly doused himself with fuel and lit himself on fire.

Coursey quickly went back to his car and left the area. Police say that Coursey was found as he walked into Easton Memorial Hospital with numerous burns. An emergency petition for an evaluation was filed on Coursey and the investigation is ongoing.

Coursey will be transferred to a burn center for treatment of his injuries.


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