Athens — EDITOR'S NOTE: The Athens Review is working on an updated story for the Tuesday edition of the paper. This is a press release from the Athens Police Department.
At approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 8, 2014, the Athens Police Department responded to a shooting in the 700 Block of Robbins Road. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found Cedrick Alvin Collins, 23, of Malakoff, lying on the ground beside his vehicle with what appeared to be a gunshot wound.
At least one witness in the area reported hearing gunshots and seeing two subjects fleeing the area on foot, northwest on Robbins Road. The fleeing subjects appeared to be black males; one with light skin tone and one with darker skin tone.
Collins was transported by ambulance to East Texas Medical Center-Athens where he died a short time later. Henderson County Justice of the Peace Randy Daniel conducted an inquest