Man dead after burst of gunfire

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A 23-year-old Augusta man was shot and killed just after midnight Saturday.

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Angelo Quinn Daggett: Man, 23, was found dead of a gunshot wound on the ground behind River Glen Apartments.    MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/staff
Angelo Quinn Daggett: Man, 23, was found dead of a gunshot wound on the ground behind River Glen Apartments.


According to the Richmond County's Sheriff's office, deputies heard what sounded like gunshots shortly before 12:30 a.m. and arrived at River Glen Apartments, 201 E. Telfair St., to find Angelo Quinn Daggett dead behind Building Y.

Records show that Daggett had multiple arrests and convictions and was released from the Macon State Prison at the end of March.

Brandies Devoe, who lives in a nearby building, said she heard the gunshots and eventually looked outside her window and saw Daggett on the ground, where he appeared to be shot in the face. However, Devoe said she didn't see anyone else or see any cars drive away.

Another man who lives across the street, Wesley Godbold, said he heard about eight shots around midnight, then the police came almost immediately. Godbold said gunshots aren't uncommon in the neighborhood, but it was obvious something was different Saturday morning.

"You could tell by the sound of the gunshots that somebody was getting shot at," Godbold said.

Devoe said she ignored the first gunshot because she's so used to hearing them, but after she heard the sound of the second gun, she got out of bed and looked down to see Daggett lying on the ground.

"It was like he was looking up at me, so it was kind of creepy," she said.

By late Saturday afternoon, two patches of red, white and blue flowers had been placed where Daggett was shot, and a teddy bear holding more flowers was placed up against the building.

Richmond County's Lt. Calvin Chew, the lead investigator for the case, said no more information was available as of Saturday evening. He expects to put out a flier with a photo of Daggett asking for help from the public by Monday or Tuesday.

This was the seventh homicide in Richmond County this year.

A woman who was walking near the scene Saturday afternoon said people shoot guns "every night" at River Glen, where she's lived for two years.

The woman, who did not want to be identified, said the neighborhood has rampant drug problems, and she's so afraid for her children's safety that they stay with her mother.

Records show it's not the first time the neighborhood has seen violence.

Michael Faulks was convicted last year for the murder of 22-year-old Jamar White at Faulks's River Glen apartment in January 2009.

In March 2010, a 16-year-old Laney High School student was wounded by a stray bullet at River Glen.

Two months later, a 22-year-old man reported to the sheriff's office that he was shot at while in his vehicle at the apartment complex.

In August 2009, 30-year-old Yerby Foston was arrested after he shot his wife in their apartment.

No one in the neighborhood said Saturday that they knew Daggett, who lived in the 3100 block of Arcadia Drive.

He was sentenced to two years in prison in October 2009, when he was convicted of obstruction of a law enforcement officer. He was also convicted in 2006 for theft by receiving stolen property.

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raul
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raul 05/14/11 - 06:25 am
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"So it goes.."

"So it goes.."

jebko
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jebko 05/14/11 - 07:59 am
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5th month of the year... 7

5th month of the year... 7 deaths. It's a war zone.

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 05/14/11 - 08:41 am
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We can stop this but it would

We can stop this but it would be politically incorrect and force U.S. all back to real science instead of the farce that is destroying U.S. they preach using property taxes today.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/14/11 - 08:55 am
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CR & RT, I lost you after the

CR & RT, I lost you after the word incorrect. What are you saying?

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 05/14/11 - 09:22 am
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Another young person dead. We

Another young person dead. We need more cops on the streets NOW!

The time has come for the community to tell the commissoners that enough is ENOUGH!

We need to increase pay for the deputies and hire more of them.

Also, there needs to be stiffer punishments handed out to violent offenders by our judges.

More resources and tougher sentences will be key factors in reducing crime.

Instaed the commission wants to argue over where the meetings are held.

Pathetic,

Brad

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/14/11 - 09:33 am
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Probably a repeat offender.

Probably a repeat offender.

BombquishaDavis
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BombquishaDavis 05/14/11 - 09:37 am
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Police can't be

Police can't be everywhere...look at where he was found...unfortunately we African Americans have slipped into the "i'm not going to be a snitch" mentality....
well don't come near me...I can and will sing like a damn songbird!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/14/11 - 09:52 am
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I would agree about more

I would agree about more police officers if people were typically being shot at the dentist, grocery store, bank, etc. But, look at the situations. Most of them certainly appear to be drug and gang related. How do you protect people from their own bad decisions?

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/14/11 - 09:53 am
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duplicate

duplicate

dickworth1
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dickworth1 05/14/11 - 09:53 am
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We don't need more police, we
Unpublished

We don't need more police, we need more responsible parents. I am
tired of a lot of folks wanting to blame everything on someone or something without putting the blame on their upbringing. Yes, I know
some of us are poor or uneducated or unemployed or whatever, you still have no right to take other people's property or life because you wasn't dealt a fair hand, do something about it--go to work!

speedy6492
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speedy6492 05/14/11 - 10:08 am
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You're exactly right

You're exactly right Dickworth1!

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/14/11 - 10:10 am
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Yes, trying to get others to

Yes, trying to get others to do what you believe you want and need for them to do is a dead end. The only person that can change my situation is
me. That's the power of personal responsibility.

Should we be involved with our church and community to help people who are struggling? Absolutely, but we need to know what real help is. It is never about doing for others what they should be doing for themselves.

wildman22_3
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wildman22_3 05/14/11 - 10:21 am
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A government for unGodliness

A government for unGodliness is around us.too many people don't fit in as a benefit to society and will be weeded out by wars, drugs, and not having the power that money gives to those who aren't living for GOD.

KelPierson
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KelPierson 05/14/11 - 10:33 am
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Brad, More police won't help

Brad,
More police won't help the problem at River Glen. I know this because I used to be the Property Manager there. The problem, most of the time, isn't a RG resident. It's the people who come there either to visit or just cut across the property. The gangster "wannabes" use RG as a place to go to cause trouble, fire their weapons and sling drugs - then they run home to East Augusta Commons and Sunset (Delta Manor). Some of these thugs are brazen enough to fire guns and sling drugs while police are ON THE PROPERTY! I have had as many as 10 cruisers on the property at once and the thugs will fire their guns to taunt the police. And, so many of them have people too scared to report anything to management or police. Take the case of Angela Brooks and Nancy Cushman, who were murdered Thanksgiving morning. They were frequent visitors to RG and had ties to that neighborhood. Someone involved spent days threatening the residents so they would not speak to police. People in RG know what happened, but nobody will talk. When I spoke to an investigator, I had a gun shoved in my face and was told to keep quiet or I'd be next.

Often they use "the cut" to escape the property quickly in order to evade the police. "The cut" just happens to be right behind building Y where this young man was found. Fences have been put up numerous times on the cut and as fast as they are put up, they are cut or torn down.

I am not sure what the answer is. So many of these kids, and yes most of them are still kids, are a victim of their environment. Sometimes mom and/or dad have tried and lost. Sometimes mom and/or dad are living the thug life and that's all the kids know. I do know that most of the families at River Glen are comprised of loving mothers and/or fathers who want better for their kids and are looking for a hand up, not a hand out.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/14/11 - 10:45 am
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@Kelpierson...'So many of

@Kelpierson...'So many of these kids, and yes most of them are still kids, are a victim of their environment.' Great point and very true.

Chillen
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Chillen 05/14/11 - 11:00 am
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Don't worry folks, fellow

Don't worry folks, fellow poster, countyman says Richmond County is improving and safe.

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 05/14/11 - 11:24 am
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Wildman, It's true. People

Wildman, It's true. People with money have more resources to meet their own needs. Our society has trained people without money to look to the government to meet their needs. In either case, both groups will never be satisfied in a godless life.

dani
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dani 05/14/11 - 12:57 pm
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Thugs, drugs, and

Thugs, drugs, and automobiles...add gun and knives and what do you get........

cpadgettmorris
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cpadgettmorris 05/14/11 - 12:58 pm
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Ultimately, it almost always

Ultimately, it almost always falls back into the parents lap for most of this gang activity. People, take off the blinders. If your kid has expensive clothing, electronics, high dollar shoes that you didn't buy for them, cause you can't afford them yourself, then your kids are into something they shouldn't be into, drugs, theft, prostitution, etc. And if your child finds him or herself in trouble with the law, don't defend them, blame the police and everyone else for what is happening to them, because you are just enabling and encouraging their bad behavior. If they are big enough to get into trouble, they are big enough to take the responsibility for it. When we were kids, we didn't do this kind of stupid crap, because we knew that we would have to pay the consequences. Kids now are protected and allowed to do what ever they want to do, just because they are kids. We haven't done them any favors. If the law wants to turn a blind eye to something, let it be to parents disciplining their children to teach them right from wrong, not from the acts of these little heathens who wreak havoc on the the good citizens of Augusta, Ga.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 05/14/11 - 01:08 pm
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Kel, a cement block wall

Kel, a cement block wall about 12 feet high topped with concertina would work I bet..

Sweet son
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Sweet son 05/14/11 - 01:36 pm
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Brad, you ain't even close

Brad, you ain't even close with your talk of more deputies, more money or more anything. Those thugs hang around and watch. Send a deputy through a loud whistle tells everyone he/she is there. Deputy out of sight, loud whistle and the party or whatever you want to call it is back on again. Any housing project with problems works just like that. They all cover each others backs and when something goes down as one of the other posters said nobody saw "nutin." Two parent families and some guidance towards "legal" goals is the only thing that will help. Dickworth and padgett are on the right track!!!!!

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/14/11 - 01:40 pm
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cpadgett...agreed...and let

cpadgett...agreed...and let those responsible parents who ARE trying to bring their kids up right do their job. The protection of wrongdoers doesn't just come from parents turning a blind eye - the justice system does the same thing. You are absolutely right, it's not doing them a favor at all.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 05/14/11 - 02:56 pm
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In this paticular case, more

In this paticular case, more deputies most likely would not have helped. That being said, those saying we don't need more deputies, don't have acurate information.

While it may not help to have more deputies in this case, robberies are now occuring more frequently everywhere. Armed robberies on Washington Road, Surrey Center, etc. Read the numerous complaints requesting more deputies for traffic control on areas such as Bobby Jones and Hwy 56, etc. where more fatalities have occurred and the Sheriff's Office don't have the man power to deal with it accordingly.

The RCSO has LOST 38 deputies in the past few years. Add to that furlough days that have taken away neary 30,000 man hours these past two years and that reduces the number of deputies even more. On top of that, major budget cuts to the department have cut training, technology, and other needed items that help deputies conduct their jobs more efficiently. It would be one thing if the county didn't have the money but the continued waste from the 5 million every year on public transportation to almost a million for public golf every year along with county commission trips, studies, etc. could greatly increase our public safety around here.

Yes, people need to take personal acountibility and responsibility for their own actions. And, yes, parents have a lot to do through their lack of parenting that is contributiong to our problems. And, certainly our court system with liberal judges issuing weak punishment for violent criminals is ridiculous and needs to change.

However, we do need more police and every study as well as all accredation agency standards say so. As for the pay of the RCSO deputies, it is deplorable compared to other agenies in Georgia of similar size or in comparison with any nearby agency. The benefits are even worse from health to retirement. This greatly increases turnover rates which means deputies are unable to get to know the people within their beats as well as they should.

The call volume in Richmond County is greatly higher than in other comparable counties compared to the number of officers. Therefore, you end up with deputies that barely have time to respond from call to call and complete the associated paperwork vs. being pro-active community oriented police officers.

There is plenty of blame to go around and much needed to help prevent and solve crime in our area. One area however that can not be denied is that the RCSO does not have the manpower or proper budget to provide community oriented policing and pro-active police services and until the commission works better with the Sheriff in providing these funds, we will continue to have more of the same.

Brad Owens
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Brad Owens 05/14/11 - 03:05 pm
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Asitisinaug, You get what I

Asitisinaug,

You get what I am saying.

We need more now,

Brad

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hotgeorgiapeach28 05/14/11 - 05:48 pm
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I'm a RG resident and I

I'm a RG resident and I happen to know for a fact, that police presence being beefed up here isn't going to solve any problems..However the real important reality as to how to fix whats really going on here at RG is to realized where and how the problems keep manifesting themselves and what might be the potential source issues.. Its a policy to enforce drug related rules and laws in this community however there is minimum to little enforcement, infact the whole time that CSI and Richmond Co. were out here last night doing a murder investigation, there were countless residents and guest on site and were told to get to the other side of the street away from the scene, many of them did so, infact even had time to light some blunts across the street and smoke them all night with the police present while the cell phone signals in RG alone were hopping with everyone on the phone telling their neighbors and relitives from the front to the back of the complex i'd say within 1hr just on cell phone communications alone everyone in this complex knew about the murder and the Traffic rate picked up like it was show time at the Apolo and im not talking about the state and the workers vehicles related to the crime scene, imean everyone and their sisters were running in and outta here after the murder, it wouldn't suprise me if the suspect or one of his friends were in one of those cars driving away with all the action going on last night, oh and how about public intoxication of alcohol, saw alot of that last night too right here on site.. or how about I personnaly heard the Current Resident Manager while walking up my stairs say, "that smells like some good [filtered word]" reffering to the pot smell lingering in the hallway from the next door neighbors apt. Wow how bout that huh? you people need to wake up and smell the coffee! whats going on here is out of your control and for those who can control it, they just don't care to do so due to the overwhelming amount of legal and political issues that occure on a regular bases here and in other low income communities across the city.. im sure you've heard it all before. some cop walkes into the restraunt talking about how thats a bad area and theres always somthing going on there right?? so shut your mouths and stop complaining about it unless you think you can do somthing about it! oh and a little 411 on the topic, the only real thing that will help this kinda community is for management and law inforcement to start going by the book %100 of the time not %50 of the time...most of the crimes related in this neighborhood either has to do with drugs, or domestic matters, both in which are constantly ignored unless like last night, someone ends up DEAD!..if thats what its gonna take all i can say is have the body bags ready and the death toll up to date in revision.. everyone has a responsibility, its up to you to hold them accountable for there neglected duties and obligations, as well as me..im only one person however but with support and awarness things can change, it may take some firing and some reviews but the facts are here, and everyone knows theres always a reason for actions and ways to reduce crime.

dani
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dani 05/14/11 - 06:05 pm
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hotgeorgiapeach..Are you

hotgeorgiapeach..Are you trying to tell us something?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/14/11 - 06:10 pm
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georgiapeach28 is

georgiapeach28 is right...I've seen things ignored until it gets to the point where someone is seriously hurt or murdered. Then people can't figure out why crime is out of control around here. I'm with her on that one.

countyman
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countyman 05/14/11 - 09:04 pm
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AsitisinAug.. How are armed

AsitisinAug.. How are armed robberies occuring more frequently everywhere??

The sheriffs office latest armed robbery stats from March 2011... There have been five less armed robberies from Jan-March of 2011 compared to Jan-March 2010...

I keep saying 95% of the chronicle crime stories are on Richmond County... Daily articles on crime doesn't mean crime is up... If the chronicle had 95% of the crime articles on Aiken for example the crime in Richmond wouldn't go away...

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countyman 05/14/11 - 09:06 pm
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I wanted to say both murders

I wanted to say both murders and aggravated assaults are down in Richmond County as of March 2011 compared to 2010..

Now let's have the usual suspects who don't live in RC.. Get on here and tell us crime is rising in our county but never mention anything to do with crime in their own county... The crime reports don't go away because the Chronicle won't published them..

Crime Reports and Rewards TV
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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 05/14/11 - 10:22 pm
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HotGeorgiaPeach; Let everyone

HotGeorgiaPeach; Let everyone know we appreciate their help. It may even end up a case of self defense. There is a big VISITOR/GUEST problem on all properties like that and this guy did have a bad background, that doesn't excuse his being shot but this guy may have been up to no good and someone defended themselves from him. Love to see the CSI report on if the victim had gunpowder residue on his hands. Hope they checked for that.

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