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Suspect sought after overnight shooting injures 1 in Augusta

Nigel Scott
Nigel Scott(WRDW)
Published: May. 3, 2021 at 2:24 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities are looking for a suspect in a shooting that sent one person to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of Eve Street in the Harrisburg neighborhood.

Richmond County deputies found a male victim that had been shot at least once. He was taken to Augusta University Medical Center.

Officials say the victim was in a vehicle with at least two other people when he was shot. Two male subjects fled the scene on foot.

This morning, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said one of the suspects is Nigel Scott, 20. Authorities released a photo of him.

He is known to frequent South Carolina and the Harrisburg neighborhood, according to deputies. He is considered armed and dangerous and warrants are on file, according to deputies.

Anyone with information about him is urged to contact Investigator Courtland Harris or any violent crimes investigator at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 706-821-1020 or 706-821-1455.

Dangerous days in the CSRA

The shooting occurred during a violent stretch of days for the CSRA.

On Thursday, Brenleigh Kitchens, 20, died a day after being shot in the face in the 4300 block of Aintree Road east of Hephzibah. Her ex-boyfriend Jaden Ross has been arrested.

A man was shot at least twice on Tuesday afternoon at the Smart Grocery convenience store, 3221 Wrightsboro Road. At the scene, a man could be seen in handcuffs being placed in the back of a patrol car. Two people were sought for questioning, but one has been located.

Also Tuesday, a woman was found dead in a unit at the Maxwell House Apartments on Greene Street. Investigators have charged Alaric Smith, 51, of Augusta, with concealing the death of Amanda Shetrone, 38.

On Tuesday morning, Angela Moore, 55, died after being found beaten over the weekend at her home on Curry Street in Augusta. Authorities are looking for a man for questioning in connection with her case.

A double homicide happened at 1383 Paul Lord Road in Wrightsville, where authorities on April 23 discovered the bodies of Destiny Hope Kight, 18, of Wrightsville and Charles Jaylon Garrett, 18, of East Dublin. They died from apparent gunshot wounds. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called in to help with the case.

Then early April 24, 18-year-old Joseph Copeland was fatally shot in Aiken while sitting in a vehicle with another teen near an apartment complex on Barnwell Avenue at Kershaw Street. Copeland was take to Aiken County Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Just before 11:30 p.m. April 24, a woman was injured in a drive-by shooting at 126 Free Indeed Blvd. just outside North Augusta. The 64-year-old victim was found bleeding from her left arm, according to deputies.

Then on April 25 near Beech Island, two people were injured in another drive-by shooting. The 46-year-old female and 36-year-old male suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening. But the location — 1630 Storm Branch Road near Blackstone Camp Road — had been the site of an earlier drive-by shooting on Wednesday. That earlier shooting didn’t injure anyone, according to deputies

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