Breaking News: Boxer shooting suspect arrested
BATON ROUGE - Police said an arrest has been made in a Monday night shooting that left a well known local boxer in a coma.
Christopher Stills, 21, was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals around 12:30 p.m. in the 6000 block of Greenwell Street and booked into EBR Parish Prison on charges of attempted 2nd degree murder, as a felon in possession of a handgun and illegal use of a weapon.
An arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for Stills for his suspected involvement in the Oct. 13 shooting of 39-year-old Emanuel Augustus.
Augustus was found shot near his boxing gloves and a gym bag Monday night on Louisiana Avenue near South 17th Street. He was taken to an area hospital with a bullet lodged in his head and remains in a coma.
On Wednesday, the boxer's family pleaded with Stills to turn himself in while Augustus remained in a coma. Doctors say it's a waiting game to see if he will recover from the life threatening gunshot wound.
Authorities have not discussed the possible motive for the shooting.
We will have more details starting on News 2 at 4.