Man Arrested In Brevard County Charged With Shooting Woman, Set Her On Fire in DeLand

charged with first-degree murder

A woman who was shot, doused with gasoline and set on fire in 2017 repeatedly named her killer before her death, according to the DeLand Police Department. (WKMG Image)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (WKMG) – A woman who was shot, doused with gasoline and set on fire in 2017 repeatedly named her killer before her death, according to the DeLand Police Department.

Records show Bernard Thomas, 51, was arrested Friday in connection with the death 39-year-old Tracy Adams.

Thomas’ arrest affidavit provides previously unknown details about the death, including the fact that the mother of five was shot.

Police said they believe Adams was sitting behind the wheel of her car when Thomas, who was standing outside her driver’s side window, shot her in the left shoulder, poured gasoline on her and lit her on fire on Aug. 27, 2017.

A Gatorade bottle that smelled of gasoline was found at the crime scene, records show.

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