Augusta man shot during holdup

One man was shot during an armed robbery on the street Saturday night.

Deputies were called to the 1800 block of Watkins Street at 11:30 p.m. where Christopher Smith told them three men in a black car had approached him and demanded money, said Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Robbie Silas in an email.

One of the men had a gun and when Smith attempted to push the gun away, it went off, striking him in his right side. Smith was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Silas said.

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