Arrest made in Sunday evening shooting

One man is in custody after an Augusta man was killed in a shooting Sunday night.

 

According to a release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Shaun Legrandes Walker, 31, of the 1700 block of Franklin Street, has been linked to the case as the shooter.

Walker was taken into custody on Tuesday and is at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center, charged with murder, criminal attempt armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to a 911 call at 8:32 p.m. Sunday to an incident at Essie McIntyre Boulevard just off 15th Street. The victim, Antonio Ferguson, 36, of the 1700 block of Franklin Street, was taken to AU Medical Center.

Ferguson was pronounced dead at 9:05, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said in a news release.

Ferguson was shot at least one time and will be sent for an autopsy this week, Bowen said.

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