Augusta teen arrested in drive-by shooting that injured 14-year-old

Brandon Hilton, 17, was charged in Saturday's shooting.

 Deputies have arrested a teen who they say shot a 14-year-old outside Jimmy John’s on Agerton Lane late Saturday.


The suspect, Bran­don DeShawn Hilton, 17, of Augusta, was booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday on charges of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property in the first and second degree, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

About 10:15 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to the shopping center across the street from Regal Cinemas on Agerton Lane, where about five shots were fired in an apparent drive-by shooting, Lt. Lewis Blanchard said.

Windows on a vacant storefront and at Jimmy John’s were struck by two bullets. A third bullet struck Tyrese Deondre Hammond, of Hephzibah, in the upper chest. He was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center for injuries that weren’t life-threatening, police said.

According to witnesses, the suspects fled in a tan SUV, which was last seen heading toward Wheeler Road.

Police temporarily shut both lanes on Ager­ton Lane while investigators photographed the scene. Moviegoers at Re­gal Cinemas and patrons at Lime­lite Cafe were told to stay clear of the parking lots.

The investigation is ongoing, Blanchard said.

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