ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - An Orange County man is recovering in the hospital with second-degree burns over half of his body after deputies said another man doused him in gasoline and set him on fire Sunday.
Deputies said the attack was an act of retaliation and Shannon Brewer was targeted by the suspect because he snitched on his cousin in a criminal case.
“Found out there was altercation and he has been transported to ORMC,” said the victim’s father, Gary Brewer.
Deputies said Shannon Brewer, 42, was sitting on the porch with his girlfriend when Vincent Moore walked up to him, poured gasoline on his body, and set him on fire with a lighter.
Gary Brewer said he believes it had something to do with drugs.
Deputies arrived at the home on Clarcona Ocoee Road just after 2 a.m. to find Shannon Brewer’s skin bubbling on his forehead, smoke coming from his body, and appearing to be in excruciating pain.
According to reports, Shannon Brewer wouldn’t tell deputies what happened at first because he appeared to be frightened.
Moore was arrested and faces charges of attempted first-degree murder.
Due to the severity of the crime and his criminal past, he is being held on no bond.