Man shot to death, possibly after surprising burglar

An Augusta man was shot to death Saturday night, possibly after surprising a burglar in his home, authorities said.

Deputies found the body of Hester Wilfred Jackson, 56, inside his home in the 2700 block of Willis Foreman Road a little before 9 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser.

Investigators think Jackson arrived home Saturday evening and stumbled upon at least one person burglarizing his house, Dresser said. No other details were being released Sunday, he said.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald said Jackson’s body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab in Atlanta for an autopsy to be performed Monday.

Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 during business hours or anytime at (706) 821-1080.

This is Richmond County’s 30th homicide of 2012.


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