Augusta man in hospital after being shot and robbed

One man is in the hospital after he was shot in the back and robbed, authorities said.

Charles Palmer, 38, of the 900 block of Cedar Street, was leaving his house about 11:15 p.m., when a man wearing a black mask jumped out of a dark car and pointed a gun at him, Richmond County Sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said.

When Palmer started to run, he was shot in the back and fell to the ground. The robber than grabbed his chain necklace off of his neck and drove away.

Carrier said Palmer was taken to the Medical College of Georgia Hospital where his injury appears to be non life-threatening.

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