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Man dies in shooting

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A 32-year-old man was shot to death early Saturday morning, the second homicide in as many days in Augusta.

Deputies found Edward Cousette dead about 1:15 a.m. in the rear of Trinity Manor Apartments on the 2300 block of Barton Chapel Road. Residents said they heard six gunshots before deputies arrived.

A motive is unclear, but Sheriff's Lt. Calvin Chew said Saturday there were eight investigators with the Major Case Squad working on the slaying. No other details related to the shooting were released.

John Harris said his 82-year-old mother took cover in her bedroom closet when she heard shots ring out at the apartment complex near her house. Harris said the apartments should be better lit to deter the drug dealers in the complex.

"You've got a whole bunch of kids running around here. If there were lights and cameras, the dope boys wouldn't be out here," Harris said.

Cousette was not in the military but lived with his wife at Fort Gordon.

This is Augusta's 29th homicide of the year.

On Friday, shots were fired into a crowd gathered on Second Avenue. One of the bullets fatally wounded Damion Collier, 26.

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nofrills
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nofrills 09/19/10 - 08:19 am
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They need to put a law on the

They need to put a law on the books for crimes like this that is called "Endangering the general public" and this should add 15 years on your sentence. To have your kids playing outside while this is happening shows these thugs have no respect for life or the welfare of your children.

chadwick323i
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chadwick323i 09/19/10 - 08:39 am
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Augusta!Augusta!Augusta!

Augusta!Augusta!Augusta!

airbud7
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airbud7 09/19/10 - 09:11 am
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Trinity Manor / I wonder how

Trinity Manor / I wonder how much rent is there? sounds like a nice place to live.

BennyS
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BennyS 09/19/10 - 09:27 am
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The kids that Harris were

The kids that Harris were refering to are drug dealers. They are all over town after midnight on bicycles selling dope.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/19/10 - 10:20 am
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Good street lights did

Good street lights did nothing to deter crime in my old neighborhood. When nearly the whole neighborhood was involved either as buyers or sellers, what difference did lights or not make? They did shoot the one near my house out one time, with a small caliber pistol, just to break into the guy next doors truck. Ironically, he said later it hadn't even been locked, they didn't need to break the window like they did, so it could have been a case of vandalism as well. The guy we believe did it was the first to complain that the light be fixed. He finally got arrested under first offender for cocaine possession after he and his family moved a few blocks away. Too bad he didn't get caught for trafficking. It was very heart-breaking to see a husband, father and army veteran and his wife and family go into such a decline over drug and alcohol abuse.

ispy4u
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ispy4u 09/19/10 - 11:54 am
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dissman,About time for the

dissman,About time for the wife to have a drug test at Ft G I would think. He sure wasn't there shopping at 1:15 in the morning. Until the black community gets ready to face the music it will continue. And the music that they need to support is a type of Martial law in their community. But if that happened all we would hear is that the black community is being picked on. It is kinda strange, they didn't mention the wife's name or what she does at Ft G.
You are at least consistent with your idiotic post. What does the wife name or job have to do with this. THIS IS A GROWN MAN. I doubt he has to get his wife permission to leave post.

GAterp
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GAterp 09/19/10 - 12:38 pm
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The Wild Wild West is now in

The Wild Wild West is now in downtown Augusta. Happiness is a warm gun.

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countyman 09/19/10 - 01:35 pm
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Uh? When did Trinity Manor or

Uh? When did Trinity Manor or Dogwood Terrace(Southside) become downtown Augusta?

Trinity Manor is located off Barton Chapel road next to Barton Village for example. Barton Chapel road is a 25-30 minute drive to Broad street downtown.

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 09/19/10 - 02:35 pm
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Not if you take the short

Not if you take the short cuts.

FallingLeaves
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FallingLeaves 09/19/10 - 02:58 pm
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Since consolidation countyman

Since consolidation countyman and it is on average, a fifteen minute drive to Broad Street unless you get a train.

neondeon25
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neondeon25 09/19/10 - 03:21 pm
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Wild Wild West in Augusta!?

Wild Wild West in Augusta!? Yeah right! The wild west is Juarez, Mexico.

daylats
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daylats 09/19/10 - 04:05 pm
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@ airbud 7....What does how

@ airbud 7....What does how much rent is where the shooting took place has to do with anything? Some folks say the darnest thing....smh....terrible thing that took place. Its a shame so many ppl are dying at such a young age and alot of the perpetrators that are doing these things are young as well. No place is always safe.

dani
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dani 09/19/10 - 05:33 pm
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The rent is whatever you can

The rent is whatever you can afford. and guess how much that would be.
Now, if you want to know the amount of rent that the taxpayers are forced to contribute, probably $750.00 a month per apt.

daylats
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daylats 09/19/10 - 07:36 pm
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Rent is whatever one can

Rent is whatever one can afford I also believe that as well...taxpayer I am too...being forced to contribute????... but what the h*ll does it have to do with the article and someone being shot??????? Good grief

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corgimom 09/19/10 - 07:55 pm
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"They are all over town after

"They are all over town after midnight on bicycles selling dope."

Not according to Countyman, they aren't.

airbud7
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airbud7 09/19/10 - 08:27 pm
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dani/Thanks! thats what I

dani/Thanks! thats what I thought too/daylats homicide rates are much higher in subsidized housing, see the connection yet?

gaspringwater
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gaspringwater 09/19/10 - 08:31 pm
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No end to the shooting until

No end to the shooting until the guns go away.

fontana
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fontana 09/19/10 - 09:53 pm
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To quote Gomer: Surprise,

To quote Gomer: Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

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