Burlington man wanted, charged with murder in connection to shooting death of other man

Richard Montgomery Robertson Jr

Richard Montgomery
Robertson Jr

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A Burlington man has been charged with first-degree murder in connection to the death of another man who was shot early Sunday, according to a news release.

At about 4:56 a.m. the Burlington Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Beaumont Court in reference to an assault.

When they arrived, officers found Jasper David Thaxton Jr., 36, of Burlington, lying in front of an apartment suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Thaxton was taken to a regional hospital and died on Monday.

As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants for first-degree murder have been obtained for Richard Montgomery Robertson Jr., 30, of Burlington.

Robertson left the scene prior to police arrival, and his location is currently unknown.

The Burlington Police Department is actively seeking anyone with information regarding this
investigation and the whereabouts of Robertson. Call the Burlington Police
Department at (336) 229-3500. For anonymous methods, call Alamance County-Wide
Crimestoppers at (336) 229-7100 or by using the mobile App P3 Tips or www.p3tips.com. Tips
provided through Crimestoppers may be eligible for cash rewards.

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