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Coroner releases name of man who died after alleged beating at Shreveport City Jail; another inmate charged

Shreveport City Jail
Shreveport City Jail(KSLA)
Published: Jun. 23, 2022 at 3:59 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 24, 2022 at 8:23 AM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - According to the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office, an elderly male prisoner died Monday, June 20 after allegedly being beaten at the Shreveport City Jail.

Bobbie Young, 72, died at 4:39 p.m. that day at Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where he had been taken in with head injuries on June 3. Police say Young was initially jailed on narcotics offenses.

Cpl. Chris Bordelon confirms inmate Andrew Adaway, 35, is charged in Young’s death. Police say the attack appeared to be unprovoked.

SPD says jail staff intervened and contacted medical personnel. Adaway was charged with aggravated second-degree battery in connection with the attack on Young. After the victim’s passing, charges on Adaway were upgraded to second-degree murder.

Police say autopsy results indicate Young did indeed die as a result of the attack.

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