Man shot, killed in Augusta home invasion

Battle Row resident says he saw man carrying shotgun, putting on mask

The man shot Friday morning by a resident of an apartment on Battle Row has been identified.

Michael Conyers, 40, of Augusta, was shot to death about 2 a.m. by Bobby Lockhart, 26, of the 1900 block of Battle Row, Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said.

Lockhart told police that he looked through his window and saw a man putting on a mask and approaching his apartment with a shotgun. When Conyers forced his way into the apartment, Lockhart started shooting.

Conyers was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Lockhart was questioned and released, Dresser said, but the case is still being investigated.



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