Last updated: August 25. 2014 7:49AM - 14426 Views
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A LaGrange man died following an assault Sunday and the case is being investigated as a murder.

Officers responded to the assault about 2:35 p.m. Sunday, according to a press release. The victim, identified as Dejerius Hardnett, 20, of Callaway Avenue, was reportedly assaulted on Dawn Drive near Chip’s Way.

A suspect has not been identified.

Hardnett was taken by helicopter to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, where he was later pronounced dead.

No further information was available as of this report.

If anyone has additional information, they are asked to call LaGrange Police Department at 706-883-2603, Troup County Crime Stoppers at 706-812-1000 or text an anonymous tip to 888777, keyword: LAGRANGE PD. Tips also may be submitted online at lagrangega.org or facebook.com/lagrangepolicedept.

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