UPDATE: KSLA News 12 has just found out that the elderly man that was beaten by two children has died from his injuries. There has also been a third arrest in the case.
Shreveport Police Department and Caddo Parish Coroner Dr. Todd Thoma have confirmed that 47 year-old Ronnie D. Robinson died at LSU Hospital Tuesday evening.
Police found Robinson severely beaten on a sidewalk near West 74th Street and Wallace Avenue around 5 a.m. Sunday morning.
Monday night police arrested two juveniles accused of beating the Robinson. Both boys, one 12 years-old and the other 13 years-old, were charged with one count of aggravated second degree battery each.
Shreveport Police say those charges will be upgraded to second degree homicide.
Shreveport Police investigators also made a third arrest Tuesday afternoon. Seventeen year-old Quintravius Holloway has been arrested and charged with one count of second degree murder
Investigators say they believe the suspects were involved in some type of dispute with the victim during which they attacked him.
The investigation is on-going and police expect to make at least one more arrest.
Anyone with information is urged to call Shreveport Police detectives at (318) 673-6955 or Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.
Stay with KSLA and KSLA.com for any updates in this case.
Following is a news release from the Shreveport Police Department:
Shreveport Police detectives have arrested two children in connection with the beating of a man found unconscious over the weekend.
At approximately 4:50 a.m. on July 11, 2010, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to a welfare concern call near the intersection of W. 74th Street and Wallace Avenue. A concerned citizen reported to dispatchers that a male subject was lying on the sidewalk there. Upon arrival officers found 47 year old Ronnie D. Robinson suffering from injuries that could be consistent with being beaten severely. Robinson was transported to LSUHSC by the Shreveport Fire Department with what have been described as life-threatening injuries.
Detectives were notified and based on information gathered as a result of their investigation were able to develop suspects. Investigators subsequently arrested two juveniles last night in connection with this beating and charged the males, one 12 years old and the other 13 years old, with one count of aggravated second degree battery each. Both children were booked into the Caddo Parish Juvenile Detention Center. Investigators believe the suspects were involved in some type of dispute with the victim during which they attacked him. Detectives stress this investigation is ongoing and there may be more arrests forthcoming.