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Suspect in custody in fatal teen shooting

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Suspect Loviet Nushawn Edwards turned himself in at the Law Enforcement Center in the case of a fatal shooting that took place about 6 p.m. in the 2100 block of Ramblewood Drive.

15-year-old Loviet Nushawn Edwards  Special
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15-year-old Loviet Nushawn Edwards

According to Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen, 16-year-old Tykiah Palmer, of the 2100 block of Trotters Way, was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. The fatal shooting occurred at about 6 p.m. Wednesday on the 2100 block of Ramblewood Drive. Palmer had been shot one time in the chest, Bowen said.

Palmer, who was between six and seven months pregnant, was taken to the Medical College of Georgia in critical condition and died in the operating room, Bowen said. Doctors performed an emergency caesarian and were able to save her baby for a short time, but the baby was later pronounced dead at 7:47 p.m.

The bodies of both Palmer and her baby will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab in Augusta for an autopsy on Thursday, Bowen said.

Authorities were looking for 15-year-old Loviet Nushawn Edwards in connection with the fatal shooting, according to Richmond County sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles. Edwards turned himself in to authorities at the Law Enforcement Center late Wednesday night.

Investigators have learned that Edwards and the victim had been involved in a verbal altercation in the road near the front of Edwards' home. Edwards pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at the victim, striking her at least once.

The shooting is still under investigation. Investigators do not believe that Edwards and the victim have ever been in a romantic relationship together. There is no indication that the shooting was gang-related, Peebles said.

Edwards will be charged as an adult with two counts of Murder and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, Peebles said.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff's Office at (706) 821-1080.

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slwbbear
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slwbbear 02/17/10 - 08:51 pm
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LORD PLEASE HELP AUGUSTA.

LORD PLEASE HELP AUGUSTA.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/17/10 - 09:01 pm
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2100 block of Ramblewood

2100 block of Ramblewood Drive has a good record,,,google and see.

uprising
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uprising 02/17/10 - 09:19 pm
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Isn't this Pepperidge

Isn't this Pepperidge Subdivision, again?

andywarhol
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andywarhol 02/17/10 - 09:22 pm
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Dang! Pepperidge isn't really

Dang! Pepperidge isn't really that old either!

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 02/17/10 - 09:34 pm
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Good local site for all who

Good local site for all who are interested in crime in our area.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2010/01/07/ric_562152.shtml

asustudent75
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asustudent75 02/17/10 - 09:35 pm
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The crime is getting so bad

The crime is getting so bad in South Augusta. Wasnt there just a murder of a young teenage boy over in that same area about a month ago? This could be due to one of two things...either the parents are not parenting their children or the children are going against their parents wishes. Such a tragic story. This type of senseless crime must be stopped. Someone in that neighborhood needs to form some type of a committee and get the community involved so another young man or lady will not be taken away so tragically. God bless the friends and family of that young girl.

happychimer
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happychimer 02/17/10 - 09:51 pm
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I remember about 1980

I remember about 1980 Pepperidge had a good reputation. It was a very nice neighborhood.

uprising
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uprising 02/17/10 - 09:52 pm
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So, okay. We are now fully

So, okay. We are now fully aware that there is a problem with our youth in Augusta. We need to stop trying to place a bandaid on the problem and figure out what the root of the problem is. It seems that as long as the crime and brutality was confined to the downtown area, other Augustans were not as alarmed. Now that homicides are moving into other areas, maybe something will get done. Time for dialogue. Time for solutions.

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countyman 02/17/10 - 10:02 pm
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My prayers go out to her

My prayers go out to her family.

tnjsw
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tnjsw 02/17/10 - 10:00 pm
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Old has a lot to do with it.

Old has a lot to do with it. Neighborhoods start off fine when new, but over time houses go down in value and scum moves in and well as you have heard said before"There goes the neighborhood". The people make the area and a few can destory a once fine neighborhood.

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countyman 02/17/10 - 10:57 pm
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ASUstudent,Because there was

ASUstudent,Because there was a murder? That suddenly means crime is getting bad in the whole area of South Augusta? Close to 100,000 ppl live in South Augusta. Wasn't there atleast one murder in almost every part of the CSRA last year. South Augusta is a very large area. It can go from Gordon hwy to the Hephzibah city limit. Crime is definitely NOT getting bad in Goshen, South lake estates, Willis Foreman, Brown rd, or Diamond Lakes. Yeah those places are not the old south augusta like regency mall area. But whether you want to call the newer areas listed above South Richmond or South Augusta. They're still not in the Hephizbah or Blythe city limits.

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 02/17/10 - 10:13 pm
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Do you think moving the

Do you think moving the Sheriff's Department across from Regency Mall would have helped reduce the crime rate in South Augusta?
i.e. Pepperridge et al.

KSL
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KSL 02/17/10 - 10:19 pm
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Good grief. Change the laws.

Good grief. Change the laws. Treat them like adults. 15 year olds were not murdering other people when I came along.They need to know that they are going to be dealt with harshly, even to the point of facing death.

uprising
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uprising 02/17/10 - 10:19 pm
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It's a domino effect folks.

It's a domino effect folks. They are tearing down the housing projects downtown in order to build up our city. The tenants, in turn, are forced out and given section 8 vouchers. As far as I know, there are not many section 8 neighborhoods in West Augusta and Columbia County.

KSL
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KSL 02/17/10 - 10:20 pm
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Stop the madness. Tell people

Stop the madness. Tell people they are responsible for supporting themselves.

glassrinkmaker
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glassrinkmaker 02/17/10 - 10:21 pm
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Really know how to breed

Really know how to breed them!

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 02/17/10 - 10:22 pm
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The Doctors were able to save

The Doctors were able to save her baby for a little while.....

Nat the Cat
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Nat the Cat 02/17/10 - 10:26 pm
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That's about the saddest

That's about the saddest thing I have ever heard.

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cristinadh 02/17/10 - 10:26 pm
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my eyebrow is raised!!.. and

my eyebrow is raised!!.. and we are supposed to support the youth and show them the path to righteousness !!.. the only path we should show them is the path to jail!!

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Sargebaby 02/17/10 - 10:27 pm
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Stupidity breeds sutpidity.

Stupidity breeds sutpidity. This little jerk probably knows more about using guns, than how to use a simple calculator!

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countyman 02/17/10 - 10:28 pm
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uprising..Evans and Martinez

uprising..Evans and Martinez may not have a number of section 8. But South Augusta demographics are comparable to Grovetown. Both have nicer sections and bad sections. Grovetown has some nice sections off Columbia rd. South Augusta has some of Willis Foreman and Brown rd.

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KSL 02/17/10 - 10:29 pm
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I totally agree with you,

I totally agree with you, chimer. He's beyond help. He's an animal.

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devgru1 02/17/10 - 10:29 pm
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It starts at home. No amount

It starts at home. No amount of money or anything else will take the place of what should be learned "at home". Without that things will not change.

KSL
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KSL 02/17/10 - 10:30 pm
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Children should not be having

Children should not be having children. Stop it.

KSL
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KSL 02/17/10 - 10:34 pm
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Stop paying for it! In the

Stop paying for it! In the 60's the illegitimate birth rate was about 3%. And you could not walk into a store and buy birth control over the counter. Get tough.

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happychimer 02/17/10 - 10:35 pm
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KSL animals are a heck of a

KSL animals are a heck of a lot better than he is. His friends will probably try to hide him out, but I hope he gets what he deserves.

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dominionfs 02/17/10 - 10:38 pm
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Sarge said: This little jerk

Sarge said: This little jerk probably knows more about using guns, than how to use a simple calculator!
Here is an idea. Instead of putting this idjit in jail, we could create penal battalions like the Russians and Germans did in WWII. Could get the majority of the troops out of Afghanistan and Iraq yet continue to fight, plenty of 'volunteers' and the crime rate in the states would be significantly reduced. Wouldn't have to provide a burial plot in Arlington either, this scum does not deserve that honor, just shove their carcass under a rock where they fall. Oh well, it's nice to dream occasionally. :)

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glassrinkmaker 02/17/10 - 10:39 pm
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devgru, you earn your avitar

devgru, you earn your avitar or just Like its looks--have asked you twice--no response!

Sargebaby
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Sargebaby 02/17/10 - 10:48 pm
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Nice new meaning for SOS,

Nice new meaning for SOS, Glass!

KSL
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KSL 02/17/10 - 10:55 pm
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Loviet Nushawn. He's not

Loviet Nushawn. He's not getting a job even if he is a paragon of righteousness, which he is not.

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