Lincoln Police Investigating Aggravated Assault as Homicide

Published on September 19, 2023

The Lincoln Police Department is now investigating an aggravated assault that turned deadly as a homicide.

On Sunday, August 27, 2023, just after 1 a.m., Lincoln Police responded to a call for an assault at the southeast corner of N. 13th and P Streets. Officers found 55-year-old James Baylor of Lincoln unconscious with a head injury. He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He passed away from his injuries on Tuesday, September 5.

During the investigation, police identified 22-year-old Angel Rodriguez Alvis from Lincoln as the suspect. He was arrested without incident on August 27, taken to the Lancaster County Jail for 1st Degree Assault and released on bond.

At a hearing Tuesday, the Lancaster County Attorney’s Office upgraded charges against Alvis to Manslaughter, a Class IIA felony, and 1st Degree Assault, a Class II felony.

The investigation is ongoing. Those with information can call our non-emergency number at 402-441-6000 or if you would like to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 402-475-3600.


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