When Daniel Shaull, 26, was spotted by a Portland officer after he burst into flames, the officer grabbed what she thought was a fire extinguisher and ran to put him out. Instead she succeeded in pepper spraying Shaull, who died later of his injuries.
It turns out that the pepper spray canister and the fire extinguisher are both painted red. The department is now considering whether it might be better to paint the canisters in different colors.
Reports indicate that the man set himself on fire, here.
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