Arrested: Arturo Bizarro
Charlotte, NC - A woman and her toddler are hospitalized after police say a man they live with set their home on fire in an attempt to kill everyone inside.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, it happened early Tuesday morning at a home in the 1300 block of Anderson Street.
The CMPD report lists the incident as a domestic violence case. It says that 34-year-old Julianna Flores-Carillo was strangled by Arturo Bizarro until she passed out, and was then struck in the face several times in front of her 2-year-old son.
At some point, there was an explosion, and police say Bizarro set the house on fire in an attempt to kill himself, Flores-Carillo and her son.
When a CMPD officer arrived on scene, he was attacked by Bizarro.
Flores-Castillo has major injuries and is hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center with her son, but we're told both are expected to survive.
CMPD told FOX 46 the suspect, Bizarro, was also hospitalized. He's charged with Assault With a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Aggravated Assault, First & Second Degree Arson, Assault on Government Employee, and Assault/Strangulation.
At this point in time, it’s unclear what exactly the suspect’s relationship is to the victims, though the police report lists him as “outside family”.
CMPD also released a portion of the 911 call from the incident.
"It was an explosion and the baby just came out the window," the 911 caller said.