Police: 18-year-old 'gravely' beaten after trying to break up fight
BATON ROUGE - A teenager was beaten to near-death after he tried to break up a fight in a parking lot this past weekend, police said.
On Friday, the Baton Rouge Police Department announced the arrest of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Edmond Revelle.
Police said the fight happened around 2 a.m. this past Sunday in a lot next to the Greater Antioch Baptist Church on Nebraska Street. According to the department, Revelle punched the 18-year-old after the teen tried to "deescalate" the situation.
The victim was taken to a hospital, where he remains in critical condition as of Friday morning.
BRPD said Revelle initially faced an attempted murder charge, though he was ultimately booked for second-degree battery.
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