Second Update: JPD is awaiting Waffle House video. The restaurant is cooperating with JPD. The autopsy has not been completed. The reason for the delayed start in the investigation is it was thought at first that the case was one of only a medical emergency as Mr. Hambrick was discovered lying down in the parking lot. It was determined by family members at the hospital that an item of jewelry was stolen. JPD does not have any suspects or descriptions as it has not yet obtained a copy of the video. June 1. 12:37 PM.
Update: Spoke to JPD. JPD is awaiting results of an autopsy and said the case is currently considered to be a "death pending" investigation. He was robbed and assaulted. 9:22 PM.
Erick Hambrick died last night. JJ is trying to get more information but was able to confirm some of these Facebook posts with JPD.* He was apparently assaulted and robbed at the Waffle House on High Street Thursday night and was removed from life support last night. Needless to say, JJ is getting swamped with emails from people asking for more information. He was 52 years old. He performed at the Mississippi Opera and worked at the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.
|Credit: Mississippi Opera|
Beautiful rainbows and a stunning sunset were in the sky this evening as we were leaving the hospital, promises from a Mighty God. HE painted a beautiful picture to welcome our sweet uncle and a precious friend home to meet Jesus. Thanks for all the prayers. We will keep all updated with arrangements
We just found out that Eric was assaulted, therefore, this is now a homicide and arrangements have been delayed pending investigation. We appreciate your continued prayers and concerns. We will post arrangements asap.
*One post was italicized so as to help distinguish between the different posts.
Note: The Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home website says funeral arrangments are pending.