15-year-old arrested in Hephzibah shooting

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested after a 27-year-old man was shot Thursday afternoon in Hephzibah, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies responded to a home in the 2300 block of Georgia Highway 88 about 5:10 p.m. Officers found William Jerome Crawford with a gunshot wound in the back. He was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he had surgery.

Investigators charged the teen with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He was taken to the Regional Youth Detention Center. The sheriff's office is withholding his name because of his age.

 

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