Lima man dies after Sunday night assault; one arrested


LIMA — A Lima man died Monday afternoon from injuries he suffered during a Sunday night assault.

Robert Smith II, 22, of Lima, died just after 1 p.m. Monday from his injuries.

Officers were dispatched to the area of Holmes and Milburn avenues in the southeast area of Lima shortly before 8 p.m. Sunday on a report of a fight, according to the Lima Police Department. When officers arrived, they found Smith unresponsive, the victim of blunt-force trauma to his head.

Clois-Ray Atkins, 19, of Lima, was later arrested and charged with felonious assault, according to Lima police.

This marks the fourth homicide in Lima in 2017.

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