Augusta man shot, killed at hotel

Authorities say an Augusta man was shot and killed early Sunday at a hotel.


Ralph Harrell, 40, was found with a gunshot wound to the chest and later died at Scottish Inn at 1079 Stevens Creek Road about 1:25 a.m., Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said.

Richmond Coun­ty sheriff’s deputies were called to the hotel at 12:44 a.m., Sgt. Monica Belser said. Investigators have no one in custody in the case and no description of the shooter.

The video at right shows the murder suspect walking with an unknown white male just before the murder occurred.

Richmond County Investigators are seeking the publics assistance in identifying the black male who is the murder suspect and also the white male who is person of interest.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1080 or Sgt. Dan Carrier, of the criminal investigation division, at (706) 821-1040.