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Emanuel Augustus Shot In Head

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Emanuel Augustus shot in head


By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Retired boxer Emanuel Augustus, who parlayed his showmanship and entertaining style into numerous televised fights despite a poor record, was shot in the head Monday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, according to media reports. He is reportedly in critical condition.

Augustus, a junior welterweight who used to go by Emanuel Burton, grew up in Baton Rogue and, according to The Advocate newspaper there, he was shot just a few blocks from the gym where he still sparred sometimes. The Baton Rouge Police Department is investigating the shooting.

The Advocate quoted Chris Singleton, a Baton Rogue boxer who sometimes trained with Augustus, as saying, "I just know he got shot in the back of the head. And he's on life support right now."

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