Suspect’s charges upgraded to murder

Published 12:41 pm Friday, March 27, 2020

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The Demopolis Police Department has reported that a suspect is facing murder charges.

Jakane Ta’Marcus Robinson

DPD investigators arrested Jakane Ta’Marcus Robinson, 19, of Mobile on Feb. 23 when he was charged with first degree assault and first degree robbery. However, the charge was upgraded to murder when the victim died due to health issues related to the injuries he sustained during the incident. The charges were upgraded on March 26.

According to Demopolis Police Chief Rex Flowers, Robinson was at the victim’s home when he pulled a pistol and demanded his wallet. The victim pushed Robinson out the door and during that process a shot was fired striking the victim in the leg. Once Robinson was outside, he fired another shot that hit the victim in the shoulder.

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As of Friday morning, Robinson remained in the Marengo County Detention Center.