JACKSON, Miss.–A beating that went along with the robbery of MEMA employee Eric Hambrick Thursday night claimed his life over the weekend. The incident was at the Waffle House on High Street in Jackson.
The beating happened about 10:30 p.m. Jackson Police are still working on the case.
Hambrick was known for singing at churches around central Mississippi.
MEMA Director Robert Latham Tweeted out a statement Sunday:
The MEMA family is saddened by the tragic death of Eric Hambrick. Eric was a gifted vocalist who often sang at area churches. He was very engaged with his church and the church youth. He was a dedicated public servant that will be truly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Hambrick died Saturday night at UMMC.