Memphis Man Fatally Sets Himself on Fire on Facebook


A Memphis man died after setting himself on fire on Facebook Live Saturday morning.

McLemore entered Murphy's, a bar and live music venue, where his ex-girlfriend worked as a sound engineer, Alyssa Moore. Then the scene erupts into flames, and there is screaming as McLemore runs out of frame.

Memphis Police Department said Saturday that Memphis musician Jared McLemore, 33, set himself on fire in an effort to kill himself on Facebook Live.

"This overwhelming smell of kerosene filled the room", Jim Duckworth, a musician who had just played a set at the bar, told WREG-TV.

'It looked like a movie, like someone wearing a flame-retardant suit, ' Kimberly Koehler - who was performing with her band in the bar - said. "Before you see anything, the smell filled the room".

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"Jared approached Alyssa and mumbled something about "goodbye", then grabbed her arm and wiped it on his chest to show he was covered in kerosene", according to the account on the page.

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Court records show McLemore was arrested in August 2016 after strangling his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her on two different occasions one day apart, reports WREG. "Please love each other through sickness".

Witnesses said the woman had a restraining order against McLemore, but he wouldn't stay away.

McLemore was taken to the hospital where he later died. Officers reported finding the man with severe burns to his body, along with another person who was also burned, but not critically.