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1 person killed in Augusta shooting

Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 10:15 PM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011 5:48 AM
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One person was found shot to death just before 9 p.m. Friday.



The victim was identified this morning as Tyrone Parrish, 41.

His body was found at 7422 Exuma Drive off of West Wheeler Parkway.

According to a statement this morning from Richmond County sheriff's investigators, the investigation is still in its early stages and more information will be released when available.

It was Richmond County’s 27th  homicide for 2011. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080. 

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linux
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linux 12/23/11 - 11:10 pm
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Hmmm, I recently moved to

Hmmm, I recently moved to Evans from Seattle. Seattle is a much bigger metropolitan area but doesn't seem to have the number of shootings that I read about here every day. I'm getting the picture that Augusta is a crime-infested city. I haven't seen the per-capita stats, but it sure doesn't look good here. Good thing I just got my carry permit...

juantez
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juantez 12/23/11 - 11:19 pm
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Free to leave anytime..
Unpublished

Free to leave anytime..

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/23/11 - 11:23 pm
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linux...I've said the same

linux...I've said the same thing about the area but some feel Augusta has just as much crime as a similar-sized city. I disagree. There seems to be a lot of crime here and criminals don't receive 'adequate' punishment (if any).

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/23/11 - 11:37 pm
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@linux A gentleman named
Unpublished

@linux

A gentleman named "countyman" will soon be visiting you with a super-sized keg of Kool-Aid.

goldie53
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goldie53 12/23/11 - 11:42 pm
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I am visiting Atlanta which

I am visiting Atlanta which has several counties. They have a lot of burglaries reported. Yet, none of the murders like Augusta. Augusta is a crime ridden and drug infested city.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/23/11 - 11:56 pm
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Crime can happen anywhere and

Crime can happen anywhere and apparently is. There doesn't seem to be much respect for life here. That's got to change.

johnsonj3
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johnsonj3 12/24/11 - 12:08 am
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My family is from Augusta and

My family is from Augusta and I live in Chicago, I agree with AutumnLeaves Crime can happen anywhere. Last time i checked The Masters doesn't come to crime infested cities. Every city has crime, Augusta is not even close to "Alot" of crime. A person gets shot everyday and in chicago sometimes 5 people get shot and killed every day but i still love that city. It's not the city its, the location and the people you socialize with. last time i checked someone got shot in Cali over new jordans that were released. Holidays can bring out the good and the evil out of a person. Especially in these hard times. No ones has the right to take someone elses life, but it happens everyday, everywhere.

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dichotomy 12/24/11 - 12:20 am
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"I'm getting the picture that

"I'm getting the picture that Augusta is a crime-infested city."

Perception IS reality, regardless of what countyman and the sheriff say. And it's starting to spread out of South Augusta (Little Beirut). Look out folks, it's coming your way.

And "punishment". Not our judges. The perps cannot contribute to the Contractor Probation Kickback Fund if the judges actually punish them. Just think of our judges, perps, and the probation contractor as a self feeding perpetual motion machine. If they actually locked up the crooks and kept them off of the street we would not need a probation contractor and we would not need as many judges. The judges create their own job security by keeping the crooks in circulation. It's a system and we pay for it both as taxpayers and as victims.

TheGeorgian
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TheGeorgian 12/24/11 - 12:43 am
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Crime does seem to have

Crime does seem to have escalated over the past few years and is not good considering the size of Augusta. Not good at all and getting worse. Saying that it's bad all over sounds a lot like apathy which is close to giving the perpetrators a free pass and way too much 'understanding.' There are two courses of action: let the gang bangers and druggies kill each other off and be rid of them or, secondly; turn up the heat so that they'll take their action elsewhere.

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Patty-P 12/24/11 - 01:04 am
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'Saying that it's bad all

'Saying that it's bad all over sounds a lot like apathy which is close to giving the perpetrators a free pass and way too much 'understanding.'
I completely agree with that statement. The apathy and understanding is what created and fostered the criminal atmosphere in Augusta today.

johnsonj3
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johnsonj3 12/24/11 - 01:23 am
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Soo does anyone have any

Soo does anyone have any facts yet because Augusta is not small...and maybe there is a problem with the police here. Are people killing everyday? Are they gettin off? Has anybody else had any problems, muggings or anything. Like I said crime does happen everywhere if the justice system in Augusta has flaws maybe yall should take that up with them. No one in my family has every had one problem I Augusta been here since 86. Maybe I'm just used to living on city where if you get caught your getting locked up for life. Good ol Chicago. Do people feel scared out here???? Cuz I think this town is pretty safe then again I try and stay out of trouble where ever I go.

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stradivarius 12/24/11 - 01:57 am
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My prayers go out to the

My prayers go out to the family of the one shot..
Christmas will never be the same for you.

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 12/24/11 - 04:06 am
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Revolving door justice system

Revolving door justice system combined with major cuts from the commission to the Sheriff's Office = the current results.

The Sheriff's Office is doing an amazing job with limited resources, over 40 less deputies than a few years ago, numerous furlough days (reduction in force), and millions cut from their budgets. Now, even more is being cut from the jails which will place some criminals back on the streets before deputies even finish paperwork.

The Sheriff's Office is catching the criminals, making plenty of arrests, etc. but the courts / liberal judges are issuing low bail amounts, and minimal punishments, sometimes at the request of the DA's office in plea deals.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 12/24/11 - 06:07 am
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Another sad headline in a

Another sad headline in a season of good will. If there is a war on Christmas then this is it !

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RoadkiII 12/24/11 - 07:29 am
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I jokingly said to my

I jokingly said to my girlfriend this morning, "Well, lets see who got shot last night." And what was the first headline under breaking news? Maybe it is time to bring back hangings on the courthouse steps. Just sad. Once again folks, get your CCP, the life you save may be mine or someone I love.

FalseHopeLooseChange
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FalseHopeLooseChange 12/24/11 - 08:06 am
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11 short of last years record

11 short of last years record murders...but still a few days left.

Crime is down, shootings are about normal?

MCG should produce a report of total taxpayer dollars expended on gunshot wounds in Augusta....

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blues550 12/24/11 - 08:30 am
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I am sure this was merely a
Unpublished

I am sure this was merely a misunderstanding and during the course of a casual conversation a fiearmarm slipped and accidentally discharged.

itsanotherday
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itsanotherday 12/24/11 - 09:35 am
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Johnson, as far as being
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Johnson, as far as being "safe" goes; I think most people feel pretty safe. Taking a realist look at it, it is primarily the same element killing each other over turf or drugs. If you are not involved in either, or frequenting the same locales, not much to worry about.
For the remainder that involve innocent people, I doubt you are any more likely to have an encounter than any other similarly populated area in the country.

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storiesihaveread 12/24/11 - 09:41 am
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Wonder what countyman will

Wonder what countyman will say to this or if he will even post a comment on "bad news" in his beloved county.

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Patty-P 12/24/11 - 10:24 am
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asitis....there is not always

asitis....there is not always an arrest when a crime has been committed. As far as the city being safe, I think certain areas are safer than others, but as one poster said, crime can happen anywhere. You're likely to get better results (arrest, prosecution, etc.) depending on where you live though.

yellow cat
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yellow cat 12/24/11 - 11:14 am
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Augusta has really gone to

Augusta has really gone to the dogs and I don't mean the Bulldogs.

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ironpurps 12/24/11 - 11:35 am
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I agree with Itsanotherday

I agree with Itsanotherday completely. Most of the crime in Augusta is drug or gang related, like most other cities. Our police forces are actually very good with limited resources. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our police officers!

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JRC2024 12/24/11 - 11:38 am
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I guess it depends on where

I guess it depends on where you live yellow cat. If you live in the welfare and drug areas then yes but in other areas no. Let the druggies and gang bangers kill them selves, no great loss.

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countyman 12/24/11 - 01:11 pm
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Listening to some of the

Listening to some of the comments, I can't believe Costco decided to build their first store outside of metro Atlanta here...

The corporate at Rockwood must don't read the comments on here.. A $115 million plant in South Augusta..

The crime rate in Augusta is down this year, and it dropped last year... The homicide number last year was a record since the early 90's, but we recently had 18 and 19 homicides 2-5 years ago..

While Atlanta homicide rate dropped in 2009 and I believe in 2010 again... The city limits (500k) had 105 homicides in 2008, and that's not including the rest of Fulton, Gwinnett, Dekalb, Clayton, etc...

Homicide is one type of crime the last time I checkec... If metro Seattle is safer, I doubt it's by much per capita.. Augusta violent crime rate is lower than the majority of cities in the US..

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/24/11 - 03:07 pm
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Ahhhhhhhhhh.....*slurp*......
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Ahhhhhhhhhh.....*slurp*..........thank you, countyman. I feel better already!!

Love that tasty Kool Aid!

track800
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track800 12/24/11 - 03:53 pm
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Seattle Homicides in 2010:17;

Seattle Homicides in 2010:17; YTD 2011: 15; Residents: 608,660.
Augusta homicides: 2010: 35; 2011 YTD 27; residents: 195,844.

Tell me Augusta is just as safe. I lived in Seattle, and although there are some sketch areas, I could walk down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at night and if I minded my own business I would never face any trouble. Can you say the same for this town?

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allhans 12/24/11 - 05:03 pm
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track800..Please don't try

track800..Please don't try it. Stay safe.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/24/11 - 05:21 pm
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countyman why are you

countyman why are you comparing Atlanta to Augusta? There is a huge difference.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/24/11 - 06:26 pm
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I am sick and tired of people

I am sick and tired of people thinking the crime around here isn't going to affect them. All my children are honor students, went on to college on scholarships they earned academically, are good citizens, have NOTHING to do with substance abuse or crime, were raised in an intact home. We lived in a good neighborhood and could not move when we became surrounded by drug-traffickers. Good people's lives are being disrupted and damaged by the criminal activity around us that we have NOTHING to do with! I am sick and tired of the judgmental and snobbish attitudes of some people that think this is not ever going to affect them. You have no idea how this affects people, a lot of people are afraid to talk about it. It is closer than you think. If people are afraid to talk about it off West Wheeler Parkway, you think you are immune?

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 12/24/11 - 06:27 pm
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BTW, thanks johnsonj3.

BTW, thanks johnsonj3.

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