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Burlington man wanted in deadly Sunday morning shooting

Burlington police are searching for Richard Montgomery Robertson Jr., 30, for shooting a man multiple times and running away.

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Police are searching for a man who shot another man multiple times in Burlington Sunday.

It happened just before 5 a.m. on the 1300 block of Beaumont Ct. Police believe Richard Montgomery Robertson Jr., 30, shot Jasper David Thaxton Jr. multiple times before running away. 

Police found Thaxton Jr. suffering from multiple gunshot injuries. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, BPD officials said. Thaxton Jr. died Monday. 

Roberston Jr. was wanted on assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill charges. The charges were upgraded to first-degree murder.

Anyone with information about the shooting or Robertson Jr.'s whereabouts is asked to call the Burlington Police Department at (336) 229-3500 or the Alamance County-Wide Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips or www.p3tips.com. Tips to Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.