One man is dead and a suspect is being sought after a shooting on Second Avenue late Tuesday.
Police were called to the 2100 block of Second Avenue about 11:40 p.m. and found John Lee Jones, 31, of 13th Avenue, with a gunshot wound. Jones was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he died.
After a year hiatus, a Masters Week tradition is returning to Augusta.
City organizers will bring back the Par 3 Partee on Wednesday, April 8, from 4 to 10 p.m. at a new venue, the Julian Smith Casino, 2200 Broad St.
The annual event began in 2010 as the unofficial after-party of the Masters Tournament Par-3 Contest, but was cancelled in 2014 because of a lack of volunteers to host the gathering at the Augusta Common.
A 32-year-old man has been charged in the “careless handling” shooting death of his girlfriend at her Aiken home.
Steven Kevin Thurmond has been booked in the Aiken County Detention Center on charges of involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
Aiken County sheriff’s investigators said Thurmond was carelessly handing a gun when it went off and struck Amanda Smith, 31, in the stomach around 12:24 a.m. Tuesday at her home on the 600 block of Crossroads Park Drive.
A North Augusta public safety officer was arrested Tuesday in connection with the Feb. 9, 2014 death of Ernest Satterwhite in Edgefield County. Satterwhite, 68, was shot to death after a slow-speed car chase.
According to a news release from the State Law Enforcement Division, Justin Gregory Craven, 25, was charged with discharging a firearm into a vehicle while occupied, a felony which carries a penalty upon conviction of up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000 or both.