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Deputies seeking 2 after shooting claims a life in Augusta

From left: Tyquan Dukes and Sihita Dukes
From left: Tyquan Dukes and Sihita Dukes(WRDW)
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 8:46 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 9:06 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County sheriff’s deputies are looking for a suspect in connection with a fatal shooting that happened Wednesday night.

The case is being classified as an involuntary manslaughter.

At 10:39 p.m. Wednesday, deputies responded to the 1500 block of Central Avenue to investigate a report of a shooting. Upon arrival, deputies found a female victim who had been shot at least once in the head. That victim was pronounced deceased on the scene at 10:50 p.m.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen identified the victim as Meshela Dukes, 18.

Investigators have issued a warrant for Tyquan Dukes, 17, on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter. In addition, Sihita Dukes, 32, is wanted for questioning.

An incident report states Tyquan was not related to the victim but the two lived in the same house.

Tyquan Dukes is described as 6 feet tall and weighing 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities released a photo of him. He’s known to frequent the area of Jennings Homes and the Apple Valley subdivision area and is known to carry a firearm, deputies said.

Sihita Dukes is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 128 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Authorities released a photo of her.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Investigator Sean Morrow or any on-duty sheriff’s investigator at 706-821-1020 or 706-821-5281.

The victim’s body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for an autopsy, Bowen said.

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