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UPDATE: Charges upgraded to murder after victim dies, police search for suspect

Posted: Updated: Jul 21, 2014 02:31 PM
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UPDATE (7/21/14 12:00 p.m.) - Overnight Sunday, James "Jimmy" Atwell died from injuries sustained in an incident over the weekend.

Atwell, 48, was head in the head with a stick Saturday night by a suspect police have identified as Christopher Robinson, 20.

Charges against Robinson have upgraded to Second Degree Murder and bond has been set at $500,000.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Christopher Robinson , contact Monroe Police at 318-329-2600 or call Crime Stoppers.

 

UPDATE (6:30 p.m.) - The family of a Monroe attempted murder victim has stepped forward asking for the public's help.

James "Jimmy" Atwell, 48, has been taken off life support at a hospital in Shreveport according to his family.

Atwell was reportedly hit in the head with a stick by 20 year old Christopher Robinson late Saturday night. Jimmy's cousin who is by his side, says the attack has left Atwell with extensive brain trauma.

She tells KNOE that although Atwell is breathing on his own, doctors are saying he has only a few hours left due to the swelling on his brain.

As Atwell's family says goodbye, they are asking for the public's help catching the suspect.

If you have any information as to the whereabouts of Christopher Robinson please call Monroe Police at (318) 329-2600.


Original Story:

MONROE, La.. (KNOE 8 News) - Monroe police are looking for a man wanted for attempted second degree murder.

Police say Christopher Robinson, 20, got in a verbal altercation with the victim at Colonial Manor Apartments on Desiard Street around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night.

 They say the argument stemmed from the victim accusing Robinson of stealing his cell phone and reporting the incident to police.

Police say Robinson picked up a stick and hit victim in the head.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and then airlifted to Shreveport after his condition deteriorated.

The victim is listed in serious condition and has bleeding on his brain.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Robinson, with bond set at $50,000.
 

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