An Augusta man was hospitalized early Saturday after being shot in the back.
About 3:18 a.m., Jaraad Hazel, 23, was pulling into a parking lot in the 2700 block of Woodcrest Drive when two black males brandishing handguns approached from behind and told him not to move, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office report.
According to the report, it is unclear what happened next, but Hazel ended up shot and with an injury to the back of his head.
Police say a witness, Spencer Pelkey, 23, heard a gunshot followed by cries for help. Pelkey, who told police he was a nurse for the Army, provided medical attention to Hazel until help arrived. Hazel was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center.
The suspects were last seen in a white SUV. One wore a black hooded sweatshirt and the other wore a white T-shirt.