A 27-year-old Long Beach man was charged Thursday with one count of attempted murder and five other felony counts for allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a man and setting him on fire, the district attorney’s office announced.

Jacob Timothy Lagarde was expected to be arraigned in Department J of the Long Beach Courthouse in the afternoon, said Deputy District Attorney Jodi Castano of the Long Beach branch office.

In addition to attempted murder, Lagarde is charged with one count of explosion with intent to murder, one count of explosion causing mayhem or great bodily injury and three arson counts, according to the complaint. The complaint also alleges that Lagarde personally used a deadly and dangerous weapon and that he personally inflicted great bodily injury upon the victim.

The complaint states that since 2003 Lagarde has four prior felony convictions, including robbery, grand theft and drug offenses. Lagarde faces a sentence of life in prison with the possibility of parole if convicted of attempted murder.

The alleged attack occurred shortly before 7 p.m. on Oct. 19, outside a market on the 200 block of West Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach. The victim, a 54-year-old man, suffered burns to his hands and face and from the waist down.

Lagarde was arrested by Long Beach police earlier this week. Prosecutors recommended that bail be set at $1.2 million.