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Bond granted for Augusta man involved in shootout

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A $40,000 bond was set Wednesday for an Augusta man accused of aggravated assault and other charges in an April shootout at a Richmond Hill Road apartment complex.

Christopher Y. Bush, 25, has been held in jail since his April 15 arrest. According to Assistant District Attorney Rex Myers, Bush got into an argument with Clinton Coleman, 26, and his brother after they were kicked out of a nightclub. The argument continued at the apartment complex, and Bush grabbed an assault rifle and fired it, Myers said. Coleman was shot in the chest.

Defense attorney Kirk Gilliard told the judge that Bush has maintained from the beginning that he fired in self-defense. In addition to shell casings from the weapon Bush used, investigators found several spent rounds from another gun at the scene of the shooting, Gilliard said.

Chief Judge J. Carlisle Overstreet set the bond for Bush, who had one previous felony conviction. Bush, according to his attorney, is a high school graduate who works full time and takes care of his three children.

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rebellious 12/20/12 - 08:10 am
Are you kidding?

Setting bond in this case is Ludicrous! Look for Mr. Bush to "hit the bush". Shaking the bush here Boss, shaking the bush! (Cool Hand Luke)

giwi 12/20/12 - 08:57 am
Criminals In the Comfort of Their Homes

We have such a great judicial system! Instead of murderers being in jail waiting to be indicted, they get to go home and enjoy the comforts of home while the victim's family will forever be changed forever.

rmwhitley 12/20/12 - 03:44 pm
How admirable!

25 years old, three children and only ONE previous felony conviction. Makes you proud to be American.

itsanotherday1 12/20/12 - 07:02 pm
What we have here...

is a failure.... to COMMUNICATE! That was funny Reb. Good times!

Did you notice the reporter had to put in "assault" rifle? What difference does it make? He picked up a gun and shot him. PERIOD. When are people going to get over the hysteria and misinformation? we need to be talking about how this fool got a gun to begin with, any gun. The victim would be just as dead if he had been shot with a high powered air rifle.

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