McHenry Arson and Aggravated Battery Suspect Suffering Burns Dies at Loyola Medical Center

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Block of 3800 Main Street in McHenry (Image capture August 2019 ©2022).
Block of 3800 Main Street in McHenry (Image capture August 2019 ©2022).

Following the discovery of a residential arson fire at the scene of a reported domestic disturbance about 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022 in McHenry, a man accused of arson and found at the scene with burn injuries has died.

McHenry police responded about 5:30 a.m. Friday, May 6, 2022 to a report of a domestic disturbance in the block of 3800 West Main Street in McHenry. Upon arrival they discovered the detached garage of a home on fire. Police also discovered a woman with a head injury and the man, later charged with arson, with extensive burns on his body.

The male suspect was identified as Michael A. Pica, who was transported to Level 1 Trauma Center Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, and later transferred to Loyola University Medical Center’s burn unit in Maywood. Michael A. Pica died at approximately 4:10 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Loyola University Medical Center. An autopsy is scheduled.

McHenry Police Department stated that Michael A. Pica faced charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated domestic battery, arson, aggravated battery and domestic battery.

The female victim with a head injury was transported Friday morning from the scene to Advocate Condell Medical Center with injuries initially believed to be non-life-threatening.

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