Augusta man dead after apartment shooting

Police say an Augusta man is dead after a shooting early Saturday.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found Willie Casey Jr., 47, suffering from a gunshot wound at an apartment in the 1700 block of Hicks Street about 3:20 a.m., according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. Casey was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he died.

The sheriff’s office is holding Michelle Hampton, 53, of Hicks Street, as part of the investigation but hasn’t charged her. Authorities are also looking for her son, Anthony Hampton, 17, as a person of interest, the statement said.

Anyone with information of Anthony Hampton’s whereabouts is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1080.



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