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1 man killed, 1 in jail after robbery, shootout in Augusta

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:33 AM
Last updated Thursday, May 31, 2012 1:39 AM
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A Florida man is dead and an Augusta man is in custody after a robbery and a late-night shootout over drugs, police said Wednesday.

Walter Foster Jr., 36, of St. Petersburg, Fla., was pronounced dead from a chest wound at 11:59 p.m. at Medical College of Georgia Hospital, Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said.

According to a description of the incident provided by Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser, deputies were called to the 3800 block of Shari Street not far from Deans Bridge Road late Tuesday.

They found Kenyatta Moorehead, 33, who lives at the address, with a gunshot wound to the knee. They also found Foster with a fatal wound.

Police believe Foster and Michael Brown, 28, of the 2900 block of Ulm Road, Rosetown Trailer Park, went to Moorehead’s home to purchase illegal drugs.

While there, the two assailants robbed Moorehead at gunpoint. They took jewelry and were seeking additional items when he fought back. During the struggle, shots were fired and Brown fled.

Deputies believe Moorehead and Foster continued fighting over a handgun, and Moorehead was shot in the knee and Foster was shot in the chest. Moorehead was taken to MCG for treatment. Foster was also taken to the hospital and died shortly before midnight.

Investigators later found Brown, who is being held in the Richmond County jail on charges of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving stolen property and felony murder in connection with Foster’s death, according to Dresser’s statement.

Foster’s death was Richmond County’s 14th homicide of the year.

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Iwannakno
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Iwannakno 05/30/12 - 02:01 pm
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How safe is south augusta?
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How safe is south augusta? Not very...

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 05/30/12 - 03:36 pm
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Perfect ending
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Too bad the pusher didn't assume room temperature, also. That would have been the perfect ending but one less oxygen waster aint bad.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 05/30/12 - 10:11 pm
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Too bad they all didn't take

Too bad they all didn't take each other out. The drug dealing herd needs to be thinned out. They are the cause of too many of the country's ills.

csraguy
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csraguy 05/31/12 - 12:54 am
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Possession of a Firearm by a convicted Felon

These felons who obviously have not learned how to live a life free of crime after being given numerous opportunities need to be placed behind bars for the remainder of their life or have the option of death.

Those whose sole purpose it to create problems for the rest of society through violent crimes should not have access to ANY enabling government programs nor should they continue to be a part of our society by being allowed to roam free and commit more violent crimes.

Convicted felons in possessions of firearms, especially during the commission of a new crime should lose all rights to a free society.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 05/31/12 - 07:56 am
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csraguy

Sometimes I agree with you.....like this time!

csraguy
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csraguy 05/31/12 - 10:33 am
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SeenitB4

Thanks. I think we all agree at various times. The main goal should be to respectfully find common ground and make this a better place for all of us.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 06/01/12 - 09:47 am
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"possession of a gun by a
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"possession of a gun by a convicted felon!?!?!?!?!?" when is georgia, or at least augusta impliment a 2-3 strikes policy for criminals??? with all the land at the industrial park sitting vacant why not build a 10,000 bed maximum security prison and sentence these "dregs of society" to extremely looooong prison terms until they are very old or dead...oh i guess you will then hear screams of racism from the "so-called" religious leaders.....by the way all, where are these "so-called" leaders or gullable college students and their "hoodies" at now marching for "justice"?? oh that's right this isn't a "trayvonn" situation...this is just "black-on-black" crime so this isn't important or doesnt' count

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