New York City Man Shot After Allegedly Killing Store Owner, Setting Fire to Homeless Man and Slashing Neighbor
03/07/2016 AT 01:40 PM EST
Law enforcement authorities have not yet charged James Dillon, 23, with any crimes, but criminal counts will likely be filed on Monday, a source tells PEOPLE.
Investigators say that Dillon's alleged crime spree lasted six hours, beginning in Astoria just before 11:30 a.m. when, police say, Dillon slashed a 39-year-old woman in the face and neck.
The victim told police her attacker was her neighbor, at which point authorities began searching for Dillon.
Shortly after 3 p.m., police say Dillon began arguing with the owner of a liquor store. Sources allege the argument escalated quickly and ended with Dillon stabbing 55-year-old George Patouhas. The shop owner was transported to an area hospital, where he died from his wounds.
Dillon also allegedly sprayed a 61-year-old homeless man with an unknown accelerant that he then ignited, setting the man on fire.
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The homeless victim is being treated at a nearby hospital, where he is listed in stable condition, according to a statement from police.
Police say that at around 5:10 p.m. on Sunday evening, they received a 911 call concerning an alleged burglary in progress. Responding officers arrived to find Dillon, who was allegedly carrying a knife and a bottle.
A statement from police states officers demanded he drop the weapon and the bottle. Instead, Dillon allegedly sprayed both officers with the same flammable liquid he used to light the homeless man on fire.
The officers responded by firing upon Dillon, who is being treated at Elmhurst General and is listed in critical condition.