Woman victim of deadly Augusta shooting

EDITOR'S NOTE: The victim of a homicide committed last week, Mable Florence Jordan, was incorrectly identified as being homeless.


The Chronicle regrets the error.

A woman is dead after an early-morning shooting in Augusta.

Mable Florence Jordan, 61, was killed early Thursday morning after a shooting on 15th at Harper streets.

A news release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office states Augusta University officers, who were notified of the disturbance at 12:40 a.m., found Jordan lying on the side of 15th Street.

Jordan, who was pronounced dead at 1:30 a.m., died as a result of a gunshot wound, Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen said.

According to the news release, officers chased a possible suspect who escaped in the area of Chafee Avenue.

Deputies responded to the scene and a K-9 unit assisted with a search of the area and took the suspect into custody, it states.