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18-year-old killed, 1 injured in Dogwood Terrace shooting

Friday, Dec. 28, 2012 7:15 PM
Last updated Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 1:56 AM
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An Augusta man who turned 18 last week was killed and another person was sent to the hospital after a shooting following a robbery attempt Friday evening outside Dogwood Terrace apartments.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose identified the victim as Trezmaine Jessie Williams. He was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of First Avenue.  SUMMER MOORE/STAFF
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Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose identified the victim as Trezmaine Jessie Williams. He was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of First Avenue.

Richmond County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose identified the victim as Trezmaine Jessie Williams. He was pronounced dead at 7:20 p.m. in the 2000 block of First Avenue.

Dontavius Payne, also 18, was in critical condition at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital, according to Richmond County Sheriff’s Lt. Blaise Dresser, who said the sheriff’s office took one person into custody.

Police received the call around 6:30 p.m. to the 2000 block of Second Avenue. When they arrived, they discovered Payne with several gunshot wounds lying in the fire lane. Payne was sent to Medical College of Georgia Hospital where he underwent emergency surgery, Dresser said. 

Dresser said it appeared Williams ran from the scene, collapsed and died on First Avenue.

An autopsy will be performed today in Atlanta, Boose said.

Investigators said Payne and Williams attempted to rob Marcus Gainey, 30, who was able to find a weapon and shoot the two teenagers in what Dresser said was self-defense. 

Both Payne and Williams had active felony warrants for armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in an unrelated case, Dresser said. 

Lakisha Moore said she and her three children would be moving out of the neighborhood after Friday’s shooting.

“It’s too much,” she said. “I got young kids. They don’t need to be around this mess.”

Jamie White, also from Second Avenue, said he and his friends had heard the shots. He said he originally thought it was fireworks or kids playing basketball, but when deputies arrived, he realized what had happened.

“It’s so sad,” White said. “Why do people have to shoot each other like this?”

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OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/28/12 - 08:30 pm
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New Sheriff Same Problem (NSSP)

NSSP, vs. ADS vs. ASDD

New Sheriff Same Problem

Another Downtown Shooting

Another Shooting Different Day.

BTW: Is this the 1st Murder on Sheriff Roundtree's watch?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 08:30 pm
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Roundtree doesn't take office

Roundtree doesn't take office until Janurary.

Pops
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Pops 12/28/12 - 08:33 pm
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I'll bet there were

at least a dozen eye witnesses that didn't see a thing..........

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/28/12 - 08:51 pm
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Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/29/12 - 12:11 pm
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Apparently the article was

Apparently the article was updated after I made my initial comment. Regardless, these young men spend a lot of time robbing people. The sad part about it all is that the judges go soft on them when they get to court. It's time to put some fear in these kids and let them know there are consequences for their actions.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/28/12 - 09:08 pm
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OC

Yeah, it's kind of confusing, but Roundtree doesn't take office until Janurary. That's what the other story about Strength working hard until next Tuesday was saying.

allhans
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allhans 12/29/12 - 06:50 pm
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Evening news report #500

Evening news report # 500 killed in Chicago. Mainly young blacks and latinos.
Far too many wasted lives and for what...

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/28/12 - 11:34 pm
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Latest update from the
Unpublished

Latest update from the "culture of death" which has overtaken America.

jmo
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jmo 12/29/12 - 04:57 am
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Oh well

Another one (almost two) bites the dust.

jahnardluv
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jahnardluv 12/29/12 - 06:49 am
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???

Why are people asking why did this man shoot these teenagers? The report clearly stated that the two of them were trying to rob him, and trust me, they probably was planning to shoot him. Senseless violence? Yes, but if I were in his shoes I'd do the same, I got children and a fiancé, I want to live for them and the rest of my family. And why does it matter if this was under Roundtrees' watch? Just because he's sheriff doesn't mean people will stop killing and I don't remember anyone counting Strengths murders! Augusta..boy I tell ya

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/29/12 - 08:02 am
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My Headline

SCOREBOARD: 1 ROBBER DEAD, & 1 WOUNDED.

My Lead in line.

Homeowner Wins against 2 to 1 odds

Good informative story with one Minor but important Correction

"...identified the

    victim

as Trezmaine Jessie Williams."
TJ Williams was the robber not a Victim. He was a perpetrator not a Victim. A person committing a Felony, put to rest during the commission of his crime. Note: Did not locate any data on him and he seems fresh to the thug scene and also the largest target there.

"...attempted to rob Marcus Gainey, 30"

To again answer the:

WHY DO WE NEED GUNS?

question again.

2 x recently turned 18 years, go to a persons house. For reasons unclear at this time, but may have been part of a gang related activity. Armed with pistol(s) which ended in a FAILED ROBBERY ATTEMPT of the resident.

NOTE: According USC, 18 Year olds are not permitted to purchase, possess or OWN a Pistol. So the gun laws that slow down or stop purchases by honest citizens, again meant not one darn thing to the criminals nor stopped them.

Answer:
Shouldn't citizens have equal or superior protection to that the criminals have to oppress citizens?

ADDITIONAL INFO,
Here is a likely picture of the Homeowner.
ttp://augustacrime.com/marcus-gainey/

Dontavius Payne has an interesting Facebook page with a number of "SouthSide gang innuendos & references". I would have listed the facebook Page URL, but it has a notable share of profanity, racial slurs NAAB's can't use, and a number of less than properly dressed women pictures included.

There are a lot of loose ends and more to come with a little digging by the AC & The RCSO.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/29/12 - 08:03 am
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Riverman1

You are correct.

It is screwy, but we seem to swear in a New Sheriff before the next one leaves office.

smity
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smity 12/29/12 - 08:39 am
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Stupid

We need stupid control, not gun control!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/29/12 - 08:41 am
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Tear that neighborhood down....
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right now. Dogwood Terrace is the cause of this violence. No place for humans to live. The stats will support the relocation. Distribute the wealth.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/29/12 - 09:24 am
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An open Question to those always pushing Gun Control

Chicago 500+ gun related deaths this years alone.
Chicago is like NYC no guns allowed.
I know this because while living on the edge of East St. Louis.
I was issued my Illinois State Patrol Gun Permit. I was clearly instructed that the permit was NOT valid in Chicago.

NYC, Washington DC and others all had #00's of firearm deaths this year and 1000's of arm robberies using gun controlled firearms. The liberal agenda solution, greater Gun Control does not work in a society where a criminal is not severely punished for such crimes.

If cities that BANNED Firearms have not stopped criminals from getting their hands on a firearm after 50+ years and some cities as long as a 100+ years now.

Why don't Gun Control advocates understand the only groups that benefits from Gun Control are the criminals and oppressive governments?

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 12/29/12 - 09:29 am
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Self defense

caused one robber to lose his life and the other is being treated at MCG compliments of tax payers. But, the victim managed to "find" a gun?
I assume the reporter meant to say that the victim managed to FIRE a gun.
One does not go around searching for a defense weapon when being robbed.

belle
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belle 12/29/12 - 10:09 am
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Ridiculous of the Chronicle
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Why haven't they corrected this story? The two robbers in question entered this man's home. They were already wanted by the RCSO for other burglaries and robbery's in the area. This is not senseless, it is self-defense.

Bulldog1
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Bulldog1 12/29/12 - 10:56 am
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What goes around, comes around...

Sad, but true. These two young criminals met an end which was far too predictable. They were brought up to believe that robbing and stealing from others was just another acceptable part of life. Where is the outrage and moral indignation from our black community? Where are the fathers of these kids? Why the ringing silence from the pulpits of our churches? Why the continuing abdication of personal moral responsibility? You have to ask; is this a case of a complete failure of the community to enforce its own social mores, customs and values or are these types of activities representative of them? At least in this case it appears that the thugs got just what they deserved.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/29/12 - 11:21 am
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Jahnar, The reason some are

Jahnar, The reason some are asking if it is on Rountree's watch is because he said everyone deserves second chances. These robbers do not deserve second chances. Both got what they deserve and one alot less than the other which he should have received also. Now the taxpayers will have to support that nonhuman in jail for along time.

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 12/29/12 - 11:31 am
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WOW

Dontavius and Trezmaine..........What great names to enhance a resume. Parents, please think for a few minutes before you name your kids! Anyway why not impose a curfew for ALL residents of section 8 housing? sundown to sun up.....All of them, all ages, have to be indoors. If the taxpayers are paying the rent, then they shouldn't be able to object to such a requirement. The sheriff's budget will go way down if section 8 housing had a curfew. County commission---get on it!!

soapy_725
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soapy_725 12/29/12 - 12:00 pm
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Ignorance and Apathy
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The "twin towers" of Augusta Richmond County. The culture does not care until it is their dead son or daughter. But then not to the extent that the guilty be punished. Base standards for living. Government run plantations. Those who wish to escape the culture of poverty, ignorance and violence do so and are very successful. Of course they will be labels as traitors by their community.

Makes you wonder about the Sunday sermon topics.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 12/29/12 - 12:03 pm
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Giants will get critized for

Giants will get critized for his comment but it seems they are causing the most problems

Guntoter 2
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Guntoter 2 12/29/12 - 12:19 pm
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YOUR HEADLINE
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OpenCurtain your headline is on point and Good Riddance to these up and coming thugs..this type of behavior/lifestyle will shorten your days on this God's green earth and you can take that to the bank.

catawba7
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catawba7 12/29/12 - 12:59 pm
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It is sad to blame public officials

It is sad to blame public officials when our children become a menace to society instead of a productive citizen. These 18 year olds had moms and dads, where were they?

It is wrong for us to blame others when our offspring go wrong. It is time to hold parents and adults accountable for the actions of their children.

Crime was here before Sheriff Roundtree and it will be here long after he leaves office. The police are here to protect us from crime, but they cannot go into a home and raise your child.

I don't know the parents and I am sorry they lost a child, but you need to look at YOURSELVES and ask where was I when my child was growing up, did I teach him what he needed to succeed in life?

There is to much blame game going on here and not where it belongs. When will people stop having children they cannot afford, bringing a child into the world when you have noting to give to a child is wrong. And I am not speaking of material things, I am talking about education, spiritual, physical, all of these make a whole person.

Stop, think, please!

Will
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Will 12/29/12 - 01:35 pm
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It's not rocket science...
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Kill or get killed. If you plan to commit a crime, you should be prepared to face whatever consequences it may bring, including death. If you don't, you really should consider a new career.

jahnardluv
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jahnardluv 12/29/12 - 01:56 pm
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2nd chances

JRC2024..it is immoral and ridiculous to call someone nonhuman, 1st of all. 2ndly, these kids were 18, Ofcourse they deserve a 2nd chance. How many mistakes did you committ as a juvenile and now have learned a vaulable lesson from? Granted, robbery is a bit more but a murderer is no less of a sinner than a liar according to YAHWEH. What if your child was in this position under different circumstances, say like, his/her friends dared or pressured him/her to do such just for a laugh or prank, knowing that your child isn't that type of person, but wanting to be cool, he/she decides to do it. You would be begging YAHWEH to brang him/her back. No one deserves to be killed, punished? Maybe, yeah, but YAHWEH is the ultimate judge, let him do his job. Peace be unto you

Patty-P
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Patty-P 12/29/12 - 03:04 pm
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jahnardluv

First of all, age 18 is old enough to know better. And this thing about 2nd chances is foolish when it comes to threatening another persons life. 18 is considered an adult not a kid. The problem these days is people want these 'kids' to be punished as kids but commit adult crimes. There is nothing funny about armed robbery and it shouldn't be considered a laugh or prank. And if a person feels like they DESERVE to rob or possibly kill someone ELSE, then they themselves should be prepared for the very same outcome. Most everyone arms themselves these days for things just like this. Don't forget that.

kiwiinamerica
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kiwiinamerica 12/29/12 - 03:35 pm
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High fives!
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Just read the updated version of the article and this changes from a "bad news" story to a "good news" story. The perps caught some hot lead. Here's hoping Dontavious croaks, too. That would mean two less thugs causing havoc in the 'hood.

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myfather15 12/29/12 - 03:49 pm
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"Where is the outrage and

"Where is the outrage and moral indignation from our black community? Where are the fathers of these kids? Why the ringing silence from the pulpits of our churches? Why the continuing abdication of personal moral responsibility?"

Seems the black community leaders only get involved when it will bring them publicity. They need a more interesting story like the extremely rare case of a white person shooting a black person. Zimmerman anyone? But most violent crimes are committed by people of the same race. White on white, black on black or hispanic on hispanice. It's actually rare to see mixed race crimes unless it's a robbery of a convience store where the clerk is a different race.

To answer the second question; The fathers of these 18 year olds are probably already in prison, waiting on their son's to arrive so they can see them for the first time.

Why the silence from pulpits? Because they are in their very expensive home counting their money from tithes. They are afraid to offend anyone because that offended person might leave THEIR congregation and could take several people with them. That would take away from tithes to the church and their pockets. Can't have that can we now. Pay attention to the big billboard on Gordon hwy westbound from Augusta. Why would anyone attend a Church where the "Pastor" feels soooo important he puts he and his wife's picture on the board. Doesn't the Bible teach us to be humble? Doesn't the Bible teach us this world is about more than just us? Wow, doesn't seem these "Pastor's" got the message. Church is supposed to be about God, PERIOD. If a "pastor" feels the need to plaster a picture of HE AND HIS WIFE on a billboard to advertise for a "Church" supposedly of God. I would be that "church" is more about him than God. I wouldn't grace the doors of a church like that. But many do, is that the problem?

GiantsAllDay
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GiantsAllDay 12/29/12 - 03:52 pm
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How in the hell did I get 3

How in the hell did I get 3 thumbs down? I just don't get it.

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