Augusta woman wounds man, 85, while trying to shoot possum

Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011 10:07 AM
Last updated 11:11 PM
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An Augusta man trying to remove a possum from a chicken pen Saturday morning was accidently shot in the face by an acquaintance, police said.

According to a news release from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to the 1000 block of 14th Avenue about 4 a.m. and found Alfonsia O’Bryant, 85, shot once on the left side of his face.

Evelyn Smith, a friend who lived with him, told officers they had intended to shoot a possum that had gotten into a chicken pen. She said she fired a .32-caliber pistol at the possum but the bullet struck O‘Bryant.

She then shot the possum and called police. O’Bryant was taken to University Hospital for treatment and the incident was ruled an accident, police said in a news release.

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YankeeInvasion
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YankeeInvasion 09/17/11 - 10:44 am
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Is Evelyn Smith any relation

Is Evelyn Smith any relation to Dick Cheney?

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Jake 09/17/11 - 10:45 am
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Ah, the old "possum in the

Ah, the old "possum in the hen house" defense.

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allhans 09/17/11 - 10:59 am
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Is this for real?

Is this for real?

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CheckContents 09/17/11 - 11:08 am
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Glad to see she had her

Glad to see she had her priorities straight. Think I may need to submit this to fark.com.

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ispy4u 09/17/11 - 02:04 pm
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Shot her friend in the

Shot her friend in the face.Instead of calling 911 right away, she had to shoot the possum first. Some kind of friend. lol

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Pu239 09/17/11 - 02:25 pm
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And you would have believed
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And you would have believed her if she had said she was shooting at a possum? And there was no possum?

nothin2show4it
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nothin2show4it 09/17/11 - 04:00 pm
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That is her story and she is
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That is her story and she is sticking to it.

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Batman 09/17/11 - 04:53 pm
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Wishing the man a speedy

Wishing the man a speedy recovery. We raised chickens downtown on Chaffee Ave until the city outlaw it. Glad to know people can raise chickens again. Fresh eggs are good too!

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nowhine 09/17/11 - 06:30 pm
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Was it really a Possum, or

Was it really a Possum, or was it just playing one?

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 09/17/11 - 08:26 pm
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ispy4u, LOL, I thought the

ispy4u, LOL, I thought the same thing, by golly, that possum is NOT getting away with this, after I take care of him, I'll call 911 for my friend! By the way, was this a possum or an opossum, just saying...

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Riverman1 09/18/11 - 05:02 am
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Augusta Citizen, come on, you

Augusta Citizen, come on, you know you can't play o'possum. You can only play possum.

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PUPPYMOMMA 09/18/11 - 12:51 pm
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Who do we want for possum

Who do we want for possum queen? "Granny, Granny" -Remember the episode on the "Beverly Hillbillies".

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stillamazed 09/19/11 - 08:01 am
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I remember that episode

I remember that episode puppymomma. Wishing Mr. O'Bryant a speedy recovery....and glad she got that dang possum.

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