Grandmother ID'd as woman doused with gasoline, set on fire while breaking up fight in DC


    A grandmother and mother of four has been identified as the victim doused with gasoline and set on fire while breaking up a fight on Oct. 28 in Southeast DC. (ABC7 file photo) <p>{/p}

    A grandmother and mother of four has been identified as the woman who was doused with gasoline and set on fire while attempting to stop a fight last weekend in Southeast Washington.

    Stephanie Chase-Wheeler suffered third-degree burns and is recovering from surgery, according to a release from the office of councilmember Vincent Gray.

    She was initially transported to an area hospital in critical but stable condition.

    Chase-Wheeler was set on fire while breaking up an altercation on Oct. 28 in the 200 block of 37th Street, SE.

    An investigation determined that a suspect poured gasoline on Chase-Wheeler, then lit her on fire before leaving the area.


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