Augusta man shot dead on Red Bird Road; father in custody

Monday, May 28, 2012 9:16 PM
Last updated Tuesday, May 29, 2012 9:28 AM
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An Augusta man was shot and killed Monday night and his father is in custody, authorities said.

Robert Moody  Richmond County Jail photo
Richmond County Jail photo
Robert Moody

Deputies were called to the 1000 block of Red Bird Road at 5:38 p.m. after gunshots were reported.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald said authorities found the body of Rocky Allen Moody, 23, inside his residence.

McDonald said he died from an apparent gunshot wound and his autopsy is scheduled for today at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Augusta.

According to a news release from police, his father, Robert Moody, 55, shot him with a rifle following an argument.

He has been jailed on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during commission of a crime, police said this morning.

This is the thirteenth homicide of 2012 in Richmond County.

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Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/28/12 - 10:15 pm
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My condolences to the family.

My condolences to the family.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 05/29/12 - 01:26 am
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RIP,

Mr. Moody.

troutfly60
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troutfly60 05/29/12 - 06:16 am
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Prayers

Our Prayers are with all your family Paul, especially Rocky& his Father.

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/29/12 - 08:19 am
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So very sad!

There are things in life we can't take back once we allow anger to take control of our emotions. My prayers go out to this family.

jmckee22652
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jmckee22652 05/29/12 - 08:51 am
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RIP Rocky. You will be

RIP Rocky. You will be missed.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 05/29/12 - 09:35 am
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Memorial Day mayhem
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Horrific!

How can a man take the life of his own child? Utterly mystifying............

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InChristLove 05/29/12 - 10:20 am
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This is so sad! Condolences

This is so sad! Condolences to the family.

toldyaso
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toldyaso 05/29/12 - 10:46 am
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Father Kills Son

How sad that a situation could get so far out of control. Lots of facts not out yet. My prayers are for peace and forgiveness for this family.
Mr 13:12 Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death.

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sueboo418 05/29/12 - 02:17 pm
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My heart is so heavy for this

My heart is so heavy for this family. My children played ball for years with both of his children. He was a great dad, was always at the ball field, even helped coach my daughters team from time to time. We don't know all the facts leading up to this so let's just pray hard for this family to over come this heartbreaking situation.

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SPARKSTER83 05/29/12 - 02:30 pm
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my prayers go out to this
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my prayers go out to this familiy,they are good people rocky grew up with my kids,and played at my house often.my heart breaks for this father prayers to the family.not enough facts to judge anyone so please just pray for them.god bless

stillamazed
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stillamazed 05/29/12 - 03:23 pm
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I agree sparkster, I believe

I agree sparkster, I believe that more info will come out. You never know what goes on behind closed doors and we should all save judgement until all the information is out there. People do kill in anger that is a fact, but I know Mr. Moody from work and he doesn't seem like that type of person but you never know. My prayers go out to them all.

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bmt229 05/29/12 - 10:19 pm
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My thoughts and prayers go

My thoughts and prayers go out to this entire family. My children went to school and we were friends with this family. This man is a loving father, involved with his children's lives .. he and their mom were very familiar faces at school functions and the baseball fields! This is a prime example of "Read the book before you judge the cover!" This is a very tragic situation for this wonderful family .. let's all keep them in our prayers!

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raul 05/29/12 - 10:38 pm
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marylindy99
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marylindy99 06/01/12 - 10:42 am
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Family Tradgedy--Praying for everyone

My prayers are with u all..hearts are so broken and may God give everyone comfort and grace....Psalm 23

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