Elderly man found dead, wounded by hatchet; grandson arrested as suspect

An elderly man, possibly in his 70s, was found dead by a relative around 12 p.m.
Published: Jan. 12, 2023 at 5:38 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 13, 2023 at 6:37 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - On Jan. 12, Shreveport Police Department was called to a house on the 400 block of Washington Street on reports of a deceased person.

Upon arrival, officers found Sidney Francis Robinson, 77, with severe head trauma. He had been beaten about the head and face and suffered lacerations.

Dalton Robinson, 25, was arrested later the same day for suspected involvement in the murder of his grandfather. Detectives believe the victim had been beaten to death by Robinson.

Man allegedly beats grandfather to death
Man allegedly beats grandfather to death

A warrant was obtained for Robinson’s arrest, and he was taken into custody at around 7 p.m. in west Shreveport. He was taken and booked into the Shreveport City Jail for second-degree murder.

Upon arrival, officers found Sidney Francis Robinson, 77, with severe head trauma.

This is Caddo Parish’s third homicide of 2023.

This is a developing story.