The man who barely survived a vicious attack last November is enduring a difficult recovery, and doctors told him he’s fortunate to have lived through it.
Kasey Busch was doused with gasoline and lit on fire at 4500 Leary Way on the night of November 7th. He talked to KOMO TV last night, his first interview since the attack.
“He said, ‘what’s up,’ threw a Big Gulp cup of gasoline on me and, I’m like standing there thinking, ‘what the (*expletive*) is going on?” said Busch.
Seattle Police have identified the suspect as 31-year-old Christopher Burrus (pictured), a man who is known to frequent the Ballard area. Busch told KOMO TV he had a heated argument over stolen tools with Burrus’ ex-girlfriend.
Doctors told Busch that he flat-lined in the ambulance on the way to the hospital, and his burns were so severe, only 5% of patients typically survive them.
Burrus is still at large. If you happen to see him in the neighborhood, call 911. If you have information about the case, contact the Seattle Police Homicide Hotline at 206-233-5000.