Man, 56, found shot to death today

Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010 1:24 PM
Last updated 8:52 PM
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A 56-year-old mechanic for the Salvation Army was shot to death this morning in the parking lot of the old train depot on Reynolds Street.

Carl Bush Sr. was found dead on Reynolds Street early Saturday morning.
Carl Bush Sr. was found dead on Reynolds Street early Saturday morning.


Carl Bush Sr. was found dead on the 500 block of Reynolds Street around 3:30 a.m., investigators said in an email. No other details were released.

Carl Bush Jr. described his father as a kind man who doted on his three grandchildren in the same manner he showed affection toward his only son.

He said the family is still puzzled about why Bush was downtown at that hour.

"It's kind of sketchy right now," he said.

Bush raised his son in Johnston, S.C., before moving to Augusta. The younger Bush has fond memories of visiting amusement parks with his father as a child and learning to hunt and fish.

The elder Bush always enjoyed fixing cars and was currently working as a mechanic on cars that the Salvation Army auctions.

Calls to Richmond County investigators have not been returned today.

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corgimom
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corgimom 09/11/10 - 05:39 pm
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Just another night in the

Just another night in the very safe downtown.

crackerjack
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crackerjack 09/11/10 - 05:52 pm
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That gentleman had to be

That gentleman had to be brought from another state and dumped there. Countyman assures us daily that Augusta is one of the safest towns in America. AND LESS THAN A MILE TO THE SHERIFFS OFFICE TO BOOT!

HollyHill
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HollyHill 09/11/10 - 08:08 pm
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You are misstaken! Not in the

You are misstaken! Not in the never-never land of Augusta. I'm sure he was hit by an invisable train at the old train depot and then a scoundrel from Atlanta drove by and shot him for good measure.
That's the truth and I'm sticking to it!

pommom38
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pommom38 09/11/10 - 08:43 pm
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Ya'll act like crime is never

Ya'll act like crime is never suppose to happen. Regardless how *safe or unsafe* a city is, you will always have crime.

Emerydan
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Emerydan 09/11/10 - 10:47 pm
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yeah pommom.. crime will

yeah pommom.. crime will always happen, but in Augusta, the murder rate is just out of control. I've lived here for a long time and it has never been this bad.l

happychimer
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happychimer 09/11/10 - 10:51 pm
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A man is murdered and people

A man is murdered and people joke about it. That is sick.

RAINBOW
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RAINBOW 09/11/10 - 11:02 pm
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Happy Chimer I agree with you

Happy Chimer I agree with you

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ispy4u 09/12/10 - 01:27 pm
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Happychimer great post.

Happychimer great post.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 09/12/10 - 02:00 pm
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countyman just posted that he

countyman just posted that he joggs in this area in the wee hours & never has a problem...maybe we are mistaken, this didn't really happen.
Sorry for this gentleman...& what difference does it make why he was there.

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