Augusta teen still in critical condition after shooting

An Augusta teenager remained in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital on Saturday night after a shooting that wounded him and killed another teen at Dogwood Terrace apartments Friday night.

Dontavius Payne and Trezmaine Jessie Williams, both 18, were shot when they attempted to rob Marcus Gainey, 30, on the 2000 block of Second Avenue around 6:30 p.m. Friday. Payne was taken to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and Williams was pronounced dead at the scene, according to investigators.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser said Gainey had acted in self-defense and that Payne and Williams had active felony warrants for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in an unrelated case.

Williams was the 32nd homicide of 2012.

18-year-old killed, 1 injured in Dogwood Terrace shooting

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