One suspect in the fiery Christmas night attack that nearly killed a man has come forward and spoken with investigators, Miami-Dade Police said Friday.
While Alex Cineas, 21, has spoken with police, no charges have been filed at this time, police said.
Willie Summersett, 29, who is also being sought in the attack on 44-year-old Darrel Brackett, remains at large, according to police. They named Cineas and Summersett as suspects Thursday, and are also seeking two other unknown suspects in the case.
Brackett was riding in his van with his girlfriend when he ran out of gas in Brownsville on Dec. 25, and then walked to the U Gas at NW 47th Street and NW 27th Avenue. He was walking back to his van when he was attacked and set on fire, according to police.
"We believe through the investigation that he did use the gas that the victim purchased. He used it to douse him with it and set him on fire," police spokesman Detective Javier Baez said of Summersett, of Miami, on Thursday. He has an active arrest warrant for attempted first-degree murder, according to police.
Brackett was rushed to Ryder Trauma Center with third-degree burns and remains in critical condition, according to police.
Surveillance video shows four men police believe are responsible for the crime arriving at Hialeah Hospital, so Summersett could be treated because he burned his hand during the attack, police have said. Cineas and the other unidentified suspects were also captured on the video, according to police.
They ask anyone with information on the case to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.