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Emanuel Augustus Shot

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Ben wallace| bwallace@theadvocate.com

Oct. 14, 2014




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A boxer reared in Baton Rouge who once fought against Floyd Mayweather Jr. was shot Monday night on Louisiana Avenue just north of Government Street, a few blocks away from a gym where he sometimes sparred.

Emanuel Burton, whose fighting name was Emanuel Augustus, was the man who was shot, said Chris Singleton, a Baton Rouge boxer who occasionally trains with Augustus.

“I just know he got shot in the back of the head,” Singleton said. “And he’s on life support right now.”

Singleton said he went to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center early Tuesday, where 20 to 30 people were gathered in support of Augustus.
The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the shooting, although the department declined to identify Augustus by name. The department typically does not identify shooting victims unless a victim dies.

The shooting occurred Monday night in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue on a portion of the road between North 17th and Brice Streets. The location is only a few blocks away from BREC’s North 14th Street Park, where Singleton sparred with Augustus whenever the well-known boxer was in town.

Investigators have not identified any suspects or motives in Monday night’s shooting, Cpl. Don Coppola Jr., a Baton Rouge police spokesman, said on Tuesday.
A pair of red boxing gloves could be seen sitting next to a plastic bag at the scene of the shooting on Monday night. Detectives took the gloves and the bag as evidence.

Augustus, 39, drew widespread attention in the early 2000s because of boxing matches against Floyd Mayweather Jr., one of the world’s most successful boxers, and Micky Ward, the boxer whose life provided the premise for the movie “The Fighter.”

Police ask anyone with information about this shooting to contact them at (225) 389-4869 or Crime Stoppers at (225) 344-7867.
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Advocate Staff Writer Ryan Broussard contributed to this report.
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bazooka's Photo bazooka 14 Oct 2014

Fuck....that doesn't sound good at all.
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jermaine's Photo jermaine 14 Oct 2014

I assumed the title was referring to him as a fighter
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ATLien's Photo ATLien 14 Oct 2014

Damn, back of the head.  Doesn't sound good at all.  Well, best to remember him this way.  Not the greatest fighter but usually a fun guy to watch.

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johnnyblaze's Photo johnnyblaze 14 Oct 2014

Get well soon, Drunken Master.
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rayajr's Photo rayajr 14 Oct 2014

Mane.
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simba's Photo simba 14 Oct 2014

Dang :(
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WhenWeWereKings's Photo WhenWeWereKings 14 Oct 2014

Awful news.
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the_hater's Photo the_hater 14 Oct 2014

rip
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True Fist's Photo True Fist 14 Oct 2014

Read this earlier. That is awful. Even he manages to survive, the dude will be a vegetable. :(
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AntonioMartin's Photo AntonioMartin 14 Oct 2014

Will pray for him.
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Stxwolf's Photo Stxwolf 14 Oct 2014

That stinks. All respect to Augustus. If that guy had the advantages some fighters have, there's not telling what his career could have been like.
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bazooka's Photo bazooka 14 Oct 2014

View PostStxwolf, on 14 October 2014 - 06:09 PM, said:

That stinks. All respect to Augustus. If that guy had the advantages some fighters have, there's not telling what his career could have been like.
Imagine that....highly talented and the ability to entertain crowds.  Would have been something special to watch.
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ShameLess's Photo ShameLess 14 Oct 2014

Mane baton rouge try to be hard in Louisiana ya digs mane. Mane dat nigga be cool.gets better ya digs
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Raghavan1's Photo Raghavan1 15 Oct 2014

One of my favourite fighters. sigh. get well soon
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