The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a suspect alleged to have burned to death a homeless man on skid row, it was reported Wednesday.

The incident occurred near 6th and San Pedro streets about 11:30 p.m. Monday, said Capt. Gisselle Espinoza, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Police arrested one person in connection with the fatal blaze and plan to present a case to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office Wednesday, Espinoza said, according to The Times

The victim, whose identity is being withheld pending family notification, died from burn injuries.

It was not immediately clear what led to the attack or how the fire that led to the man’ death was set. Police did not describe a motive in the case. The incident remains under investigation by the LAPD’ Robbery-Homicide Division and the Los Angeles Fire Department’ arson unit, Espinoza said, The Times reported.

Responding officers observed the victim walking around on fire, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the attack. Officers at the scene extinguished the flames, but the victim died sometime Tuesday morning at an area hospital, the official told The Times.

The attack comes amid a spasm of violence on skid row, The Times reported.

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