NYC homeless man dies after being set on fire during argument


A homeless man died more than a month after he was set on fire during a squabble over a scooter in Brooklyn, cops said Friday.

Patrick Winkler, 46, who lived at a Manhattan shelter, was arguing with a man he knew at Schenectady Avenue and Rutland Road in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens around 9:20 p.m. Sept. 16, police said.

Their dispute was related to a scooter, authorities said, but had no further details.

At some point during the argument, his rival set him on fire, using an accelerant, cops said.

Officers on patrol spotted the fire and used a fire extinguisher from their vehicle to douse the flames, cops said.

EMS rushed Winkler to NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on October 19, cops said.

The incident has since been ruled a homicide, and the suspect — said to live at a shelter in the area — remained at large Friday.


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