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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edubb
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edubb 05/17/11 - 10:19 am
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Until the systemic social

Until the systemic social ills are addressed, untill more is spent on education instead of prisons, crimes like these will continue

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/17/11 - 10:33 am
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edubb.....We have been

edubb.....We have been throwing $$ at the education system for years...it doesn't work either.....as long as the 1 parent household out numbers the 2 parent household we will have more of the same.

Forethought
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Forethought 05/17/11 - 12:15 pm
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This is not about how many

This is not about how many parents are in the household or whether or not it is a christian environment or whether the child was held long enough as a baby. This is about adults who have had the chance to learn from previous mistakes but choose to continue on a destructive path. You reap what you sow. Your actions have consequences whether good or bad. Of course we can point to how hard it is to raise a child in a single parent home, which is true. We can point to how having christian values would elevate your life style when they are APPLIED! However, everyone has free will to make their own choices. I know of good and bad in single and both parental homes. Go figure

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/17/11 - 02:09 pm
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@Forethought...your

@Forethought...your statements are very true...there are lots of single parents out there. And some of the bad kids come from homes with both parents present. People (young and old) make choices and unfortunately have to learn from them.

edubb
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edubb 05/17/11 - 02:15 pm
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@ seenitb4 So you actually

@ seenitb4

So you actually think Teachers all across America are being fairly compensated?

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/17/11 - 05:24 pm
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That same question could go

That same question could go to police-firemen-baby sitters-garbage collectors-mechanics-plumbers-office workers------are they paid enough?? Have they had a raise in the last 4 years.....we are al lsuffering from the dropin the economy.....by & large most teachers get a decent salary w/benefits...........retirees are living on a fixed income & everything has gone up in price.....increase in taxes is not what is needed right now.jmo

hotgeorgiapeach28
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hotgeorgiapeach28 05/17/11 - 10:03 pm
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So today, the police were

So today, the police were back on the property, but this time they brought an air chopper with them to circle the complex cracks from over head while 10 unmarked undercover officer units shot in and cleared the complex looking for the suspect..no one was found or arrested. lol.little too late for those routines now..had they done that the night of the murder they probly would have got the suspect, intead they waited several days after the murder to do an air chopper scan while unmarked undercover officers searched and blocked all enterances in broad daylight with pictures taken and the news on site with their arival..can you say tipped off??? to the RG apartments....with this said, just a show of hand, how many people other than me think this was with lack of timming and proccedure? too little too late, close but no cigar, isn't that how they say it? silly rabits, duck duck goose is for kids!

KelPierson
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KelPierson 05/17/11 - 10:56 pm
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GaPeach, You nailed it. Of

GaPeach,

You nailed it. Of course, even if someone knows who did it, they won't snitch. After thr Thanksgiving murders, people we going through RG making threats with guns and had everyone scared.

As upset as many of the residents get with RCSO being there for a few hours at a time, what makes RCSO think anyone will cooperate now? "Snitches are found dead in ditches" was a phrase I heard several times while I was there.

And you know as well as I do that RG knew the policr were coming when they were four blocks away. The texts, phone calls and "secret alerts" yelled out by people in the network allowed people to run and hide before the first car turned onto East Telfair.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/18/11 - 12:38 am
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georgiapeach/kelpierson...it

georgiapeach/kelpierson...it could have been initiated a little sooner but people do need to be cooperative. Otherwise asitisinaugusta was absolutely right. Let them do what they can...they are there to help. Better late than never. And for those who are afraid to snitch, there is an anonymous tip line available.

KelPierson
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KelPierson 05/18/11 - 07:00 am
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Patty, They don't trust the

Patty,

They don't trust the anonymous tip lines most oc the time. I know of several instances when an anonymous tip resulted in officers telling the offenders that Ms. SoAndSo called us. I know of 2 RCSO officers who do that all the time at RG. Don't get me wrong, the officers who work that area were always a tremendous help to me when I worked there. But, if someone with info is outed by the police, they could be the next headline, so why risk it?

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/18/11 - 11:32 am
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Why risk it? Because if

Why risk it? Because if there is a next time it could be someone's innocent child caught in the crossfire. If you want to make RG safer you have to start somewhere. They could ask to speak to someone higher on the chain of command.

hotgeorgiapeach28
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hotgeorgiapeach28 05/18/11 - 12:38 pm
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lol..Ask to speak to someone

lol..Ask to speak to someone higher in the chain of command? that's hilarious! If you'll kindly turn your attention this way please, we can get back to reality. To speak with someone in the higher chain of command means longer wait times and more un-needed paperwork with parallel/lesser results under most situations in Richmond Co. Please tell me, if you can, when's the last time a CO or Captain counld't wait to hear from a concerned citizen in need of complaining about their lower ranking officers or need for evasive action? Isn't that for a comment card at the local commisioners club? Results come only with firm legal action to enforce policies and result in fear of job loss. "Quote", go file a report!!!! need help? Answer: go file a report. Already filed a report? Answer: we'll get back with you if we have any more questions, have a nice day.

NOTE:I'm very well aware of how the chain of command works from both sides of the street, both as a concerned individual and as a former Ranking soldier in the U.S. Army. When dealing with any legal chain of command it takes strength in numbers or just a really mean Attorney with a high percentage in court wins to settle legal matters of proceedure or need for evasive actions, I would know, been there, done that. Rule number one, Think before you act.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/18/11 - 12:53 pm
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georgiapeach...I'm not

georgiapeach...I'm not speaking of reports for simple things, rather and more specifically a tip on a murder case is important and I can't see anyone handling it as you stated above. I've worked with the military before too, and I know exactly what you are talking about. I don't think things are handled quite the same on the civilian end. There is definitely a chain of command but if you have had legitimate issues with a police officer and feel you need to take the matter elsewhere then by all means do it. I would still encourage people to cooperate and send their tips anonymously to RCSO.

hotgeorgiapeach28
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hotgeorgiapeach28 05/18/11 - 01:40 pm
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Working for the Military as a

Working for the Military as a civilian, and being in the Military first hand are 2 different things Patty P.

Unfortunatly Patty P, even though you may not physically see the chain of command not handling concerned complaints in the manner i've reffered to above, the fact is they do, and quite often at that, though it may not be murder. And in the very order i worded it..thats why i added quotations to the word Quote, verbatim. wev'e all seen people complain about legitimate issues, but how often do we actually hear a successful attemted follow up, not often Patty P, not often at all are the results. people are not listened to because they can speak, people are heard because they choose take evasive and neccisary actions to help correct proceedures to enforce responce. It really comes back to going by the book %100 of the time not %50 of the time when its comfortable or political.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 05/18/11 - 02:08 pm
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georgiapeach...I don't doubt

georgiapeach...I don't doubt one word you are saying. In fact, I stand behind you 100% on that issue because I have also seen people complain about legitimate issues with no follow-up. I've had it happen to me on more than one occasion. It may happen again for all I know. I just feel differently about providing information on murder cases. And I know what you mean about not going by the book 100% of the time. I have seen it so many times since I've lived in Augusta. The only way to make things change is for people to take action and do what's right. If necessary, go back to your statement 'strength in numbers'.

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