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One killed in Augusta shooting

Neighbors report three shots fired

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An Augusta man was shot and killed Saturday afternoon outside River Glen Apart­ments off East Boun­dary in Augusta.

A Richmond County sheriff's investigator videotapes the scene of a fatal shooting Saturday outside River Glen Apartments off East Boundary in Augusta.  MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
MICHAEL HOLAHAN/STAFF
A Richmond County sheriff's investigator videotapes the scene of a fatal shooting Saturday outside River Glen Apartments off East Boundary in Augusta.

Doniel Hicks, 24, of the 800 block of Spruce Street, was shot in the chest in the 200 block of East Telfair Street, according to Richmond County Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen.

Bowen said Hicks was brought to Medical College of Georgia Hospital and pronounced dead at 1:20 p.m. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday morning.

Investigators taped off sections on both sides of East Telfair Street. On one side was a parking lot with an overturned bicycle and a jacket that Lt. Blaise Dresser said were involved in the case.

He released no other information about the slaying, including whether there is a suspect or motive.

Neighbors said they heard three shots and saw a man crawling in the parking lot.

This was Richmond Coun­ty’s third homicide of the year.

In 2009, the River Glen complex was the scene of the killing of Jamar White and a shooting. In 2010, there were two more shootings, and in May 2011, it was the site of the unsolved homicide of Angelo Quinn Daggett.

River Glen is privately owned and managed and has long been a challenge for the Augusta Housing Authority. It is a unique complex in Augusta because its federally subsidized Section 8 rents are attached to the complex, leaving the housing authority’s role only to review rental applications for eligibility.

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Farmboy
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Farmboy 01/14/12 - 04:16 pm
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A shooting on East Boundary?

A shooting on East Boundary? You don't say. Hard to believe.

raul
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raul 01/14/12 - 04:52 pm
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@Farmboy. That does come as a

@Farmboy. That does come as a surprise!

allhans
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allhans 01/14/12 - 05:00 pm
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Wow. Crime is down though.

Wow. Crime is down though. Or so I hear.

blakkone
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blakkone 01/14/12 - 06:12 pm
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So many pleasant things to do

So many pleasant things to do on a Saturday afternoon, murder isn't one of them.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/14/12 - 06:19 pm
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Blakkone, you got that right.

Blakkone, you got that right. Watch the dang football game, drink some liquor any doggone thing but shoot each other.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 01/14/12 - 06:40 pm
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If the good citizens would

If the good citizens would only leave them alone and let them do their thing, this type of living would soon vanish by eradicating itself.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 01/14/12 - 07:18 pm
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MLK, Jr. must be rolling over

MLK, Jr. must be rolling over in his grave.

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Patty-P 01/14/12 - 07:37 pm
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What does this have to do

What does this have to do with MLK?

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 01/14/12 - 08:13 pm
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe this is murder #3.................all in the space of 14 days.

That is record pace.............we're on track for a bumper year, folks!

wildman
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wildman 01/14/12 - 08:29 pm
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Maybe more should live his

Maybe more should live his dream and the murders would stop. Equality for all!

Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/14/12 - 11:24 pm
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No one of any race will ever

No one of any race will ever be able to live the dream of MLK so long as you are enabled and dependent on the federal government. Housing assistance should be temporary not year after year or a lifetime in many cases. Unemployment should not be lasting over 2 years as it does now. Food Stamps and EBT are a joke and many sell them at 50 cents on the dollar because they have more groceries then they can eat but "Need" cigarettes, beet, liquor, cell phone minutes, etc. And, it isn't a "black thing" because more white people are on these subsidies than blacks.

People need to be held fully accountable for their selves not enabled by the government. Help those that are unable to help their selves such as the extreme elderly and handicapped but everyone else should take care of their self or seek assistance from family, friends or charity not be taken care of by the taxpayers.

Lack of respect for oneself is as bad as lack of respect for others and our country is greatly lacking in both by many at this time. We need 2 parent families, discipline at home and in school and accountability for ones actions. We need a judicial system, starting with the juvenile justice system that does not slap your hand but really makes it clear that you NEVER want to return if given a second chance. We need to end our revolving door justice system and place and keep violent criminals where they belong.

This murderer will be caught by the RCSO, most are. The real question is will he be put to death or at least put behind bars for the rest of his life?

KelPierson
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KelPierson 01/14/12 - 11:49 pm
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Luckily the video

Luckily the video surveillance cameras in the front office are pointed in that direction and should have caught it on tape.

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like-it-is 01/14/12 - 11:53 pm
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People, People, Can't we all

People, People, Can't we all just get along?

GaStang22
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GaStang22 01/15/12 - 12:59 am
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Amen to that Asitis!!!
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Amen to that Asitis!!! Another thing, they need to start allowing pop inspections for these people on section 8!!! This would weed out thousands and thousands of riff raft and save the taxpayers millions!!!!

GaStang22
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GaStang22 01/15/12 - 01:10 am
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Oh and the answer to your
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Oh and the answer to your question at the end.....Neither!!! This bleeding heart justice system rarely gives appropriate punishment. If they did there would not be so many proven and repeat violent criminals walking our streets!!!!!

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JRC2024 01/15/12 - 02:47 pm
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Can I get an amen for Cobalt,

Can I get an amen for Cobalt, fatboy and asitis. Smarts were never one of the good qualities of the people in River Glenn and compounds like River Glenn.

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