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Person Who Lit Woman On Fire At South Monroe Street Taco Bell In Custody

32-year-old Mia Williams identified as a black woman. They're suspected of lighting a woman on fire at a South Monroe St. Taco Bell Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019
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Tallahassee Police Department

The Tallahassee Police Department says its taken the person suspected of throwing gasoline on a woman and lighting her on fire at the Taco Bell on South Monroe Street.  

The incident happened Wednesday evening around 6:18 p.m.

The woman was airlifted to a hospital with serious injuries.

The suspect is 32-year-old Mia Williams. Williams identifies as a black woman. They quickly left the restaurant after the attack wearing a black shirt with white writing, a red headwrap, and several necklaces.

TPD is also trying to determine whether the two people knew one another and what prompted the attack.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-TIPS.

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Lynn Hatter is a Florida A&M University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. Lynn has served as reporter/producer for WFSU since 2007 with education and health care issues as her key coverage areas.  She is an award-winning member of the Capital Press Corps and has participated in the NPR Kaiser Health News Reporting Partnership and NPR Education Initiative. 

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