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Two wounded in Friday shooting at River Glen Apartments

Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 8:49 AM
Last updated 7:30 PM
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One man is in the hospital and another is home recovering after a shooting at the River Glen apartments early Friday, continuing a string of violence at the complex.



Shortly after 3 a.m., Richmond County investigators responded to a call at the complex at 201 East Telfair St. Deputies found two men with gunshot wounds, sheriff’s Sgt. Dan Carrier said.

Montrez Golphin, 29, was shot in the right arm, and his uncle, Willie James Golphin, 49, was shot in the stomach. Both were taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where Montrez Golphin was treated and released. James Golphin was put in emergency surgery and was recovering Friday night, Carrier said.

The Golphins told police that a black man wearing a mustard yellow long-sleeve shirt and a black mask approached them demanding money and then began shooting.

Lt. Blaise Dresser said the Golphins changed their story a few times during the interview process, and the description was not a lot to go on.

River Glen has historically been troublesome for law enforcement. Three people were killed at the complex between May of last year and the end of February.

Janie Long, who lives around the corner on East Walker Street, said she thought River Glen had quieted down in the past few months. She used to hear sirens fly by her street at least once a day on their way into the complex, but recently it had been relatively quiet.

“I’ve been here for over three years,” she said. “This has been the most sleep I’ve gotten since moving in.”

Long said she had heard about the shooting from neighbors, and it concerned her because her two children, 3 and 7, were often in her yard. She said she had thought about moving after 27-year-old Truemaine Davon Jones was found dead from a gunshot wound in a parking lot at the apartments on Feb. 5.

Jones was the second homicide victim at the complex this year. On Jan. 14, 24-year-old Doniel Jamal Hicks was shot to death.

Angelo Daggett was killed on May 14, 2011.

Carrier said he did not think River Glen had more crime than other trouble spots in Augusta.

“Crime happens all over Augusta,” he said. “I wouldn’t say River Glen is particularly bad.”

For Tricia Spilner, who is staying with her aunt at the complex, Friday’s shooting was the reason she needed to get her three kids out. She said she is moving out of state this weekend.

“It’s really scary,” she said. “I can’t have my kids around that kind of crime.”

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Ruckus
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Ruckus 10/19/12 - 08:41 am
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Shot in the ???

Shot in the gut, story changing, to be continued

scratchthesurface
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scratchthesurface 10/19/12 - 09:24 am
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Police: Are there any
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Police: Are there any witnesses ?

Community: *SILENT* Crickets Churping!*

Police: I need your help to find the person that shot this man, so it won't happen again.

Community: ''F'' da police. We don't snitch on our boys !

August Chronicle/Local News: Another person shot in River Glen Apartments. this is the 100th shooting this week

happychimer
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happychimer 10/19/12 - 10:09 am
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sounds like the victims know

sounds like the victims know the shooter.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 10/19/12 - 11:05 am
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Da po-po bin askin' questions...
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"Changed their story several times........."

Uh-huh. Sounds like they're crooks themselves. Not everyone who gets shot is a solid, upstanding citizen.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 10/19/12 - 12:46 pm
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Calm befored the storm

It seems all was quiet of the home front just a week ago.

KSL
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KSL 10/20/12 - 03:58 am
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Trial and sentencing should

Trial and sentencing should occur in a few weeks.

rebellious
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rebellious 10/20/12 - 05:02 am
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River Glen, Cherry Tree Crossing

All the same. But the new plan is Mixed Income housing. Let's season the rest of the population with crime. Why should the fun of nightly gunshots be only enjoyed by the disadvantaged? Look for a Mixed Income project near you, soon! Spread the stealth, share the scare, let's be fair!

rebellious
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rebellious 10/20/12 - 05:03 am
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*DP*

* double post*

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/20/12 - 06:20 am
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That seems to be the plan rebel..

Look for a Mixed Income project near you, soon! Spread the stealth, share the scare, let's be fair!

Share the scare....use Chicago as a model...geez

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/20/12 - 06:41 am
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Sorry,

but the use of PC just will not lower the crime rate.

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