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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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Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/24/11 - 07:33 pm
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Thank you so much Autumn for

Thank you so much Autumn for your last post. You are absolutely right.

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countyman 12/24/11 - 10:00 pm
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Track800... Really nice try,

Track800... Really nice try, but murder is only one type of criminal act.. Augusta may have a higher murder rate compared to Seattle.. I don't know because you would have to judge them by multiple years instead of one or two years...

2009 FBI Violent crime rate per 100k... Augusta: 415.1 and Seattle 384.3 rate.. Seattle is only a little safer compared to Augusta.. The population of Richmond County is over 200k, and 195k is
Augusta/RC excluding Hephzibah anbd Blythe. Those number of homicides include all of Richmond County(over 200k)...

Patty P.. The population of Augusta is over 200k and Atlanta is 420k..

itsanotherday
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itsanotherday 12/24/11 - 10:35 pm
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A.L., what is factually
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A.L., what is factually incorrect about the comment that it is primarily bangers and druggies killing bangers and druggies? Also, I think the facts support that unless you are in a place to cross paths with them there is little to worry about. Obviously, your situation puts you in a position to be around them and that is unfortunate. However, if you wee anywhere else having to fit in to a similar socioeconomic culture, you would be facing the same peril.
Bottom line is it is not an "Augusta" thing, but an American one.

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leverett1 12/24/11 - 10:37 pm
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Majority of these homicides

Majority of these homicides take place in Richmond County, not Columbia County. Although drugs and crime appear in Columbia County, they are much more likely to administer severe punishment. Richmond County is very poor and most of the nightclubs are on this side of town. Where there are clubs, there will be violence and drugs. I used to be proud of my city. I was proud of the constant economic growth that we've seen over the last few years, even during a tough recession. But, the lack of jobs and budget cuts have taken its toll. We all need to step up and stop this madness before this situation spiral out of control. We've sat around in shock and awe long enough, now it's time to do something.

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kiwiinamerica 12/24/11 - 11:02 pm
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@countyman........you
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@countyman........you said

>>"Really nice try, but murder is only one type of criminal act.. Augusta may have a higher murder rate compared to Seattle.. I don't know because you would have to judge them by multiple years instead of one or two years..."

Uhhhh.............aren't you the KING of single year stats? Aren't you the guy who likes to tell us that murder/burglary/assaults (pick one) are down this year or over the past two years compared to previous years??

Now you're telling us that one or two years don't count??

Ahhhhhhahahahahaha! I'll remember that quote and throw it back at you the next time you tell us that " crime is down this year compared to last year".

And murder is "only one type of criminal act"?? Too funny!

Yeah, we know how it works. When murder and aggravated assaults are down and other crimes such as burglary are up, you separate the murder and aggravated assaults and say "look how SERIOUS crime is dropping", while ignoring other types of crime. When murder and aggravated assaults go up but non violent crime drops, you lump it all in together and say "murder is only one type of crime, total crime is down overall".

The when all else fails, you start playing fast and loose with the area known as "Augusta", which in your slippery hands can mean Richmond County alone, Richmond County plus Columbia County or both of the above plus parts of other counties, depending on the agenda.

The anonymity of the internet is a godsend to shills like you because you wouldn't have the nerve to stand up in public and spout this shtick.

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track800 12/24/11 - 11:36 pm
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ok, you go and walk down in

ok, you go and walk down in the ghetto at night and tell me how that works out for you...

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/25/11 - 12:51 am
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countyman...thats my point.

countyman...thats my point. There is no 'comparison' between Atlanta and Augusta especially where population is a factor. The size and demographics are very different.

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countyman 12/25/11 - 01:02 am
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Track800.. It depends on what

Track800.. It depends on what 'ghetto' you're referring too. I don't see how the ghetto in Seattle is any more different from the one's in Augusta.. The FBI violent crime rates are pretty similar...

Leverett1.. Outside of metro Atlanta(Fulton) and Savannah(Chatham), Richmond County is richer than Columbus, Macon, Athens, etc... The median income of Richmond County is comparable to Greenville, Charleston, and Columbia...

Patty P.... Atlanta had 112 homicides in 2009 and Augusta had 25... While the population is 420,003 vs 200,549

The poster who said Atlanta has a large number of burglaries, but not the homicides of Augusta must didn't watch the local news..

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Patty-P 12/25/11 - 12:01 pm
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Please let me know where you

Please let me know where you are getting your stats countyman.
And Merry Christmas.

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Riverman1 12/25/11 - 12:17 pm
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Acutally, the per capita

Acutally, the per capita income of Bibb, Muscoggee, Chatham, Richland and Charleston counties all rank above Richmond County according to Wiki using the 2000 census. If anyone has the 2010 figures I'll listen.

But what has always bothered me about crime in Augusta, is in the old city, the true urban area of about 45,000 residents, there is a very high crime rate. Because the county is incorporated the outlying areas where crime rates are always lower skew the "city" stats in a beneficial way.

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countyman 12/25/11 - 03:16 pm
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Patty P.. The information

Patty P.. The information came from the US Census, 11 Live, and the FBI... Actually I did misspeak earlier, Dekalb County had 112 homicides in 2008... The city of Atlanta had 105 in 2008 and 80 in 2009(the lowest in 48 years).

Using the 2010 census...
Charleston $46,324
Richland $45,925
Greenville $45,185
Chatham $42,763
Richmond $39,152
Bibb $35,651
Muscogee $35,384

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/25/11 - 03:10 pm
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You are right River. Thats

You are right River. Thats why Atlanta shouldn't be compared to Augusta.

countyman
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countyman 12/25/11 - 03:21 pm
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The FBI compares metro

The FBI compares metro Augusta vs metro Atlanta per 100k...

I disagree with Riverman, because their are zero homicides in the CBD for example... While inner South Augusta is bigger and has more crime..

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Riverman1 12/25/11 - 04:15 pm
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Countyman, thanks for posting

Countyman, thanks for posting the 2010 data. Is the ranking the same per capita? That was noted with the population numbers in the 2010 census. That would tend to make the per capita income lower. I don't know...just asking. Do you have a link so I can look up the per capita data?

Now about the CBD, I'm not talking about it alone, but I am talking about the old city as a whole. Everyone knows the boundaries of it. South Augusta is not part of it. That area demograpics are what elected Ed McIntyre mayor and is the true city of Augusta.

It's nice to tell outsiders were are almost 200,000 people, but if anyone thinks we're bigger than Charleston and Columbia, good luck balancing your check book.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/25/11 - 04:23 pm
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I found the 2010 census data.

I found the 2010 census data. Richmond County ranks about the same per capita income as Countyman posted above. It is only above Bibb and Muscogee.

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/25/11 - 05:53 pm
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countyman or River....please

countyman or River....please post a link to the stats.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/25/11 - 05:57 pm
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Patty, this is the link to

Patty, this is the link to the 2010 census facts. I don't have the crime statistics link now, although I have viewed it many times. It's the FBI data base.
http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/13000.html

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