Smyrna man burned in chemical attack inside home - WSMV News 4

Smyrna man burned in chemical attack inside home

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Christopher Phiouthong (Photo: Smyrna Police Department) Christopher Phiouthong (Photo: Smyrna Police Department)
SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) -

Smyrna Police seek information on an attack of a man injured when a chemical was thrown on him during a home invasion.

Police said Christopher Phiouthong was attacked at his home at 3934 Hendricks Hill Dr. on April 5.

The person entered the home by force. After entering the home, the suspect threw a powerful liquid chemical on Phiouthong, resulting in serious burns to over 51 percent of his body and permanent blindness.

Phiouthong is in critical condition after several surgeries.

"He's just not the type of person that would have enemies," said Michael Chaverst, a lifelong friend of Phiouthong. "He's always giving back to the kids that he works with and he's really into his religion and his purpose with God."

Chaverst said Phiouthong works as a youth mentor at the South Nashville Salvation Army and has a passion for Christian hip-hop music.

Smyrna Police said they do not know if the attack with targeted or random.

Friends have set up a GoFundMe page to help with Phiouthong’s medical costs.  

If you have information about this attack, contact Smyrna Police Det. Allan Nabours at 615-267-5434.

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