Augusta man shot during robbery on Hummingbird Lane

A 37-year-old Augusta man was shot during an armed robbery Wednesday on Hummingbird Lane.

Ricardo D’Artanion Raiford arrived home after shopping at Wal-Mart when a silver Chevrolet Impala stopped in front of his driveway, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Raiford said the driver of the Impala initially began asking for directions. Moments later, the front-seat passenger exited the vehicle and ran toward the victim with a black revolver, shouting “give it up,” according to the incident report.

The driver stayed in the vehicle but also pointed a black revolver at Raiford through the driver’s side window, according to the report.

The victim attempted to grab the revolver from the passenger’s hand and a pair of shots were fired, one of which struck Raiford in the left forearm, according to the report.

The passenger ran back to the Impala, which was last seen traveling toward Shelby Road, the report stated.

The victim was taken to Georgia Regents University Hospital.

The driver was described as being in his mid-20s, having short hair and wearing a dark shirt. The passenger was described as being in his mid-20s, with short hair and wearing a dark shirt and jeans.

 

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