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Teen shot outside Kroc Center on Tuesday

Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:26 AM
Last updated 4:40 PM
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Police are searching for a shooting suspect after a teen was wounded near the Kroc Center on Tuesday evening.



Richmond County sheriff’s investigators said the incident occurred when a 17-year-old from Clarks Hill, S.C., and a 17-year-old from Evans met a 17-year-old from Hephzibah at the parking lot of the Kroc Center around 8:50 p.m. Investigators said the Hephzibah teen, later identified as Lavon Freeman, pulled a gun and robbed the others.

After the robbery, the South Carolina victim chased the gunman on foot. Police said Freeman fired the gun, striking the teen in the buttocks.

Investigators are searching for Freeman on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault.

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lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 07/25/12 - 10:41 am
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culture...culture...culture
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culture...culture...culture of violence, better check olmstead homes where the rats/roaches/vermin live

augusta citizen
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augusta citizen 07/25/12 - 10:56 am
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confusing

If you're chasing someone, how can they shoot you in the buttocks?

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/25/12 - 10:58 am
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Kroc Center

What a better place to meet than the Kroc Center.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 07/25/12 - 11:01 am
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ac

Darn good question!

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/25/12 - 11:02 am
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Well...

there goes the neighborhood

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/25/12 - 11:37 am
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I met up with these dudes to

I met up with these dudes to sell them my Jordan's... I promise all I was selling was shoes!

SON of Scoob
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SON of Scoob 07/25/12 - 11:49 am
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A crime of this nature in

A crime of this nature in that location should not surprise anyone. BamaMan the neighborhood is already bad.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/12 - 11:56 am
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Dichotomy, if they know who

Dichotomy, if they know who they're looking for, you can bet that the police have "met" them before.

I have a feeling that they already know Levon.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/12 - 11:58 am
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They publish the names of 17

They publish the names of 17 year olds if they are going to be arrested and tried as an adult for a felony- and I think Levon is going to fit that catagory.

And does anyone think that was the first time a "meeting" has occurred in the Kroc parking lot?

You guessed it...Frank Stallone
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You guessed it...Frank Stallone 07/25/12 - 11:59 am
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"So, we've got three teens

"So, we've got three teens probably involved in a drug deal. We don't know the names of the teen from Evans and the teen from Clarks Hill, but we publish good old Lavon from Hephzibah. Typical selective, censored, or incomplete reporting from the AC."

Yep just another day of the Augusta Chronicle making sure a particular skin color is kept down. Give me a break with the victim-hood. Lavon was the shooter and was booked, then arrested. The others names were likely not released because of the nature of the investigation. Don't you think Lavon might have buddies involved in the attempted murder profession?

corgimom
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corgimom 07/25/12 - 12:13 pm
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No, Levon is still running

No, Levon is still running free, so that he can try to murder somebody else. He hasn't been booked yet- or at least, it hasn't been put up on the RCSO website.

Sean Moores, has he been arrested yet?

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 07/25/12 - 12:48 pm
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@ corgi

I'm not in the office. As far as I know he has not been arrested. I will check when I get back in.

BamaMan
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BamaMan 07/25/12 - 12:58 pm
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Son...

I was being very facetious.

SON of Scoob
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SON of Scoob 07/25/12 - 01:03 pm
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OK Bama, thanks for

OK Bama, thanks for clarifying.

bdouglas
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bdouglas 07/25/12 - 01:04 pm
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@Stallone: What kind of shoes

@Stallone: What kind of shoes do you wear? The conclusions you're able to jump to with so little information must make them an expensive pair of kicks!

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 07/25/12 - 02:27 pm
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"If you're chasing someone,

"If you're chasing someone, how can they shoot you in the buttocks?"

Easy...you're running after the person with the gun, so obviously the person with the gun is running AWAY from you. However, as soon as the armed person remembers that they are armed and don't need to be running, they stop, turn around and aim the weapon at the other person. The other person says "WHAT THE....?!?!" and quickly retreats, thereby exposing his buttocks to the assailant! Seen it in just about every "Three Stooges" short and "Looney Tunes" cartoon!

clumber
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clumber 07/25/12 - 06:08 pm
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Kroc

The commisioners are meeting tonight, voting to immediately close the Kroc center due to the shooting in the parking lot! Sound familiar?

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showboat 07/25/12 - 06:28 pm
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they will get the
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they will get the shooterASP!!!!

HighSociety
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HighSociety 07/25/12 - 06:29 pm
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JMO, That was funny my

JMO, That was funny my friend!

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 07/26/12 - 05:13 am
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Buttocks?

In this case don't you mean brain?

wribbs
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wribbs 07/26/12 - 05:19 am
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I wonder if he will go to the

I wonder if he will go to the White House and show the president his wound?

David Parker
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David Parker 07/26/12 - 10:09 am
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magic bullet theory, two

magic bullet theory, two buttock, one bullet

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 07/26/12 - 12:29 pm
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wribbs

The Forrest Gump anology was hilarious!
Yours too David. Magic bullet...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

David Parker
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David Parker 07/26/12 - 01:46 pm
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Back and to th'left Back and

Back and to th'left
Back and to th'left
Back and to th'left

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