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Weekend bar fight turns deadly

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Auston Soileau (Source: Lake Charles Police Department) Auston Soileau (Source: Lake Charles Police Department)
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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Nineteen-year-old Auston Soileau is in custody in connection with a weekend bar fight that turned deadly.

The victim, 30-year-old Chad Babineaux, died at the hospital.

Police say he was fatally injured trying to break up the fight.

It happened at "On The Rocks" near McNeese State University on Saturday.

Soileau is being charged with second-degree battery with a $50,000 bond.

Police say those charges may be upgraded.

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