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Charges upgraded for suspect in August shooting after victim dies

11 months 2 weeks 4 days ago Tuesday, September 04 2018 Sep 4, 2018 September 04, 2018 10:40 AM September 04, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: WBRZ Staff

UPDATE: Police say Darius Bell's charges have been upgraded to second-degree murder. Bell was initially booked last week in connection with the Aug. 10 shooting.

The victim has been identified as 35-year-old Marcus Haynes. He died in the hospital Sunday.

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BATON ROUGE - Police have charged a man after a shooting earlier this month  sent one person to the hospital.

The shooting was reported on August 10 on North 31st Street. According to the arrest report, around 11:40 a.m. a gunman opened fire on a victim while he was in his vehicle.

The victim was hit by one bullet, which caused serious bodily injury. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.

During an investigation, police learned that the gunman went by the name "Sherwood Montana." Authorities later discovered his real name was Darius Bell.

Bell was charged with attempted second-degree murder for the attack.

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