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Man arrested on murder charge after victim in robbery dies

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Apr 30, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-30 12:09:10-04

A Lafayette man has been arrested and charges upgraded in connection with a robbery incident in the 600 Block of E Kaliste Saloom Road.

Lafayette Police say 39-year-old Chandler Robert was arrested previously in this incident on a second degree robbery charge. Police say the alleged robbery happened on April 11, 2021, outside a business on Kaliste Saloom. Robert is accused of punching a person and robbing him.

The victim, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. Robert, identified as the suspect, was located by Lafayette City Marshal's on April 21 and after a foot pursuit in the city limits, was taken into custody. He would later bond out of jail.

On April 24, the victim in the robbery, died as a result of his injuries. At that time, charges were upgraded to First Degree Murder and a warrant for Robert's arrest was issued.

Robert was located on April 27, 2021 in New Orleans and booked into jail by the US Marshal Task Force. He was transferred back to Lafayette Parish.

He is being held in the Lafayette Parish jail. No bond was set.

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