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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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jahnardluv
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jahnardluv 12/31/12 - 12:30 am
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Day1

Itsanothaday1 in my 1st post, I clearly stated that I would've done the same as the victim in this case. So I don't understand why people are acting
As of I'm excusing this behavior, I keep saying this over and over, but I do believe that are too quick write our youths off. I also never stated that they shouldnt be held accountable, I just dont believe they should be locked away for life and never given another chance. I like the fact that you pointed out about how whites and non whites are given unequal sentences and by statements on here, if they were jurors, I can see the same happening. I just don't understand why white America is afraid of the AA youth, but history shows that we commit crime against each other and most likely won't shoot up their schools or theaters. Again, no, I'm not a racist, just voicing the under published. Unequal accountability? Ever heard of Troy Davis? From judges to mayors to big time celebrities voiced they opinion that this man was innocent, also I think it was all but 1 witness that confessed that they were coached on what to say and that they lied. Well georgia denied a request of a stay and retrial and killed him. About a month later, in georgia, a white death row inmate was pardon from death row, and if I'm not mistaken, you can research it, I'm sure it's on the web, was released. But I do know the reason for his pardon was due to a verbal apology. I know of personal situations as well.

jahnardluv
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jahnardluv 12/31/12 - 12:51 am
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Day1

Also, your statement to patty p kind of threw me off. I read a lot and love history, so for you to say that y'all didn't rob or things of that nature, well speak for yourself because there were a lot of people that were. This is where you get thieves from. They took from the rich. Also, society or America, does owe a select few something, but I won't open those cans. Let's just say America wasn't built by Americans! And please don't hit me with the "that was so long ago", crap. History tells us that Americans or to rightly put it, Europeans always took and stole what they have today. This land is not the land of europeans, but they walk around with their heads held high as if theyve achieved something. Could you imagine someone coming to America today and taking the land over and setting forth new policies and rules, then placing you at the bottom to start? Or someone coming to America and taking you to a country you know nothing about and after a while just release you and tell you to survive? Then turn around and say, what are you complaing about? We owe you nothing, after you've built the land they occupy but you yourself have nothing?

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JRC2024 12/31/12 - 10:34 am
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Jahardluv I do not owe

Jahardluv I do not owe anybody anything except the bills I make.

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Patty-P 12/31/12 - 01:50 pm
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jahnardluv

I agree with some aspects of your account of American history. I do not agree that an 18 year old should get an 'automatic' 2nd chance particularly if he attempted to rob or shoot another person. Now, I do believe a person can redeem themselves after a period of time but it has to be EARNED, not just given, just because. And of course it depends on the crime. Repeat offenders repeat their crimes because of little or no consequence. Once people have a price to pay for the things they do you will likely see less people getting in trouble. Our society is ALWAYS making excuses for some of the most ignorant of people. The innocent suffer. I'm not going to even make this a race issue because ALLLLLLL of my situations with theft and burglarly were by young black men, and I'm black. And I will NEVER have pity for them because I KNOW they didn't need to steal from me. Had they been homeless or hungry, living under a bridge etc etc I would have felt different but this was just GREED not NEED. You need to stop with the pity. If you want black men to be STRONG teach them how to be strong, which means cutting the government umbilical cord, and teach them respect for themselves and for others. Until then, they will remain in the same situation for a very long time. Slavery ended a long time ago, yet some of us remain chained.

jahnardluv
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jahnardluv 12/31/12 - 05:43 pm
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Patty p

Slavery will never end and physical slavery only ended about 60-70 yrs ago! People kill me when they say it's been soo long ago, no it hasn't!! And for the last time, I'm making no excuses nor am I showing pity for these teens behavior. And no, I'm made no such statement saying they deserve an automatic 2nd chance! I just said don't give up on them so quickly. And how does one cut the cord ma'am? You really must dont understand how hard it is to get a job and a house without being judged because of your appearance? No, not saggy pants, but let's say dreads, with a beard and so forth, well groomed though and nicely dressed, still it's hard. I'm in college soon to graduate with a criminology degree and an education degree, my education advisor told me that I would HAVE to cut my hair in order to get a job teaching. Now up north, this is not the case. I'm just saying, it's alot of small factors that keep a young man from obtaining a job and so forth. And you say teach them, but when real life isnt matching the motivational speeches I'm giving, it's in vain.

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