SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco police are searching for a man who allegedly threw a flammable liquid on a woman he was dating and set her on fire Sunday afternoon, causing severe injuries.

The victim, a woman in her 20s identified by family members as Starr LaMare, was found suffering from severe burns in the area of Hollister Avenue and Jennings Street after callers reported hearing a woman screaming around 12:15 p.m., according to Officer Carlos Manfredi.

The burns were apparently caused when someone threw a flammable liquid on her and set her on fire, according to Manfredi.

The woman was taken to St. Francis Hospital’s burn center, where she was being treated for life threatening injuries, Manfredi said.

Police are now searching for Dexter Oliver, a 22-year-old man who is thought to have had a dating relationship with the victim.

He is described as being approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red and white hoodie jacket, dark pajama pants with a multi-colored shamrock print, with gray and red Nike tennis shoes. He has a haircut that includes a fish shaved on one side of his head and a lightning bolt on the other, Manfredi said.

Oliver faces attempted murder and arson charges. Anyone who comes into contact with him is asked to contact San Francisco police immediately.

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