Identity Released Of Woman Involved In Case Of Man Setting Himself On Fire

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

We now know the name of the female victim who according to police was stabbed, and bound with tape, in a bizarre incident Monday night in Jacksonville.

WITN put in a public records request with the Jacksonville Police Department, where an incident report showed the victim as Emmery Pickett.

Pickett is currently at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Police responded to Sybil Street Monday after a man was threatening to set himself on fire.

When they arrived, officers heard an explosion and saw the suspect engulfed in flames as he came out of a nearby shed.

Rodney Douglas died on Tuesday according to the medical examiners office officers aided in putting out the fire on the suspect, but witnesses told police there was still a woman inside the home, which was now on fire. They found Emmery Pickett inside.


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