LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A homeless woman is in custody Friday after allegedly setting fire to a tent with two people inside in a Harvard Park homeless encampment.
Shalonda Shaw, 23, was arrested Thursday and is being held on more than $2 million bail after the fire sent a man to the hospital, where he remains in critical condition.READ MORE: Protesters March Down Hollywood Boulevard Saturday, Demanding Justice For The Police Killings Of Duante Wright and Adam Toledo
Firefighters called to the 1600 block of West Slauson Boulevard at about 5 a.m. Thursday found a man and a woman suffering thermal burn injuries, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The two said they were in a nearby homeless encampment when their tent was set on fire.READ MORE: Police On The Scene Of A Deadly Shooting Saturday In Inglewood
The 27-year-old woman suffered minor burns to arms and declined treatment and hospitalization, officials said. But her companion, a 36-year-old man, suffered burns to nearly 30 percent of his body, including his hands, feet and legs. He was taken to a hospital in critical but stable condition.
Witnesses to the fire led police to Shaw, who lived in the same general area of the attack.MORE NEWS: WeHo "Out On Robertson" Launches Saturday Night Giving Residents A Dedicated Zone To Enjoy Restaurants, Shops and Vendors
Anyone with information about the crime can call LAFD ACTS Investigators at (213) 893-9800.