Arrest made in attempted murder of Baton Rouge pro boxer

Bond set for man accused of shooting boxer
Christopher Stills (Source: WAFB)
Christopher Stills (Source: WAFB)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - An arrest has been made in a shooting that left a Baton Rouge professional boxer on life support.

The victim, 38-year-old Emanuel Burton, a.k.a. Emanuel Augustus, was shot on Oct. 13 around 8 p.m. in the 1700 block of Louisiana Avenue. He was taken to the hospital with life threatening injuries.

According to the probable cause affidavit, uniform patrol officers heard several shots in the area and quickly found Burton had been shot in the head.

One witness told police he saw a red two-door vehicle with two people inside stop in the middle of the street. The witness says that the two people were arguing in the vehicle. The passenger got out of the vehicle and fired multiple shots. The witness ran, in fear for his life, and later learned a man who was walking along the roadway a few feet in front of him had been shot, according to reports.

During the investigation, police found the red vehicle and learned that the passenger, now identified as 21-year-old Christopher Stills, became upset, got out of the car and fired shots in an unknown direction. He then got back into the vehicle and the two men drove off.

Police also learned that Stills was convicted of simple robbery and simple burglary within the last 10 years. The arrest warrant was issued for 21-year-old Christopher Stills Wednesday night. He was arrested around 12:30 p.m. Thursday on Greenwell Street by U.S. Marshals.

The motive for the shooting is unknown and Stills has been charged with attempted second degree murder, felon in possession of a handgun and illegal use of a weapon.

He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $120,000 bond.

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