Charges for alleged shooter upgraded after victim dies

Charges for alleged shooter upgraded after victim dies
Charles Hunt IV, DOB: 7/7/1992, is now facing an upgraded charge of first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Johnathan Price, 27. (Source: BRPD)

BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - Charges for an alleged shooter have now been upgraded after the victim passed away.

On Thursday, Oct. 31, the Baton Rouge Police Department reported Charles Hunt IV, 27, is now being charged with first degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Johnathan Price, 27.

The shooting initially happened on July 12, 2017 in the 1200 block of Flora Lane. Detectives say Hunt had reportedly threatened to kill the man days prior to the shooting.

Police say Hunt was initially arrested in February of 2019 and charged with attempted second degree murder and felon in possession of a firearm. Police report Price died Oct. 8, 2019 due to medical complications directly related to his shooting injury.

Hunt was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

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