On July 5th Police responded to a call of a domestic dispute in Vineland. On arrival they found a 50 year old man standing beside his 73 year old wheelchair bound mother in a pool of gasoline. The man lit a match before officers could stop him.
One officer attempted to save the woman, but slipped in the gasoline, and caught fire himself. The officers escaped the burning home and the fire was extinguished.
Both mother and son died of smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning.