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Police ID suspect in shooting that left boxer in a coma

2 years 7 months 1 week ago October 15, 2014 Oct 15, 2014 Wednesday, October 15 2014 October 15, 2014 10:05 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 21-year-old connected to the shooting that left a popular boxer in a coma.

Emanuel Augustus, 39, was found shot near his boxing gloves and a gym bag Monday on Louisiana Avenue near South 17th Street. He was taken to an area hospital with a bullet lodged in his head.

Wednesday, police said Christopher Stills was wanted for the shooting. Investigators said a motive was still unclear.  Stills' picture is attached to this story.

Stills is wanted for attempted murder, felon in possession with a gun and illegal use of a weapon.

Earlier Wednesday, family members begged for the shooter to turn himself in.

"Come forward and talk to them. Don't worry about what people might say," said Stephanie Cofield-Augustus.  She is Augustus' aunt.

Doctors told the family it's a waiting game to see if he recovers.

People with information about where Stills is should contact the Violent Crimes Unit at 389-4869.
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