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Toombs County officials catch suspect in fatal Augusta shooting

Woman dies; her adult children injured

Bianca Cain Johnson/ Staff
Richmond County sheriff's investigators at the scene of today's multiple shooting on Biltmore Place.
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 9:51 AM
Last updated Friday, April 19, 2013 10:46 AM
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An Augusta woman is dead, her adult children ser­iously wounded and a sus­pect in custody after a shoot­ing Tuesday morning.

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Richmond County sheriff's officers were on hand as Investigator Steve Fanning worked the scene where one person was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday morning  EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
EMILY ROSE BENNETT/STAFF
Richmond County sheriff's officers were on hand as Investigator Steve Fanning worked the scene where one person was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday morning

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The suspect is identified as Steve Lawrence Allen, 52, of Springhill Road, Blythe, police said. He faces charges of murder and aggravated assault in the slaying of Linda Crumbley, 57, and wounding of her son Mario Crumbley, 33, and daughter Dekrizia Crumbley, 27, at their home in the 3500 block of Biltmore Place off Meadowbrook Drive.

All three were taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where Linda Crumb­ley died, according to Deputy Chief Coroner Mark Bowen.

Mario Crumbley was in critical condition and De­krizia Crumbley was in serious condition, Lt. Calvin Chew, of the Rich­mond County Sheriff’s Office, said in a news release.

After the shooting, police tracked Allen’s vehicle to Vidalia, Ga., about 100 miles from Augusta, where he was captured Tuesday afternoon in a Wal-Mart parking lot.

Toombs County Sheriff Alvie Lee Kight Jr. said a woman identified as Johnnie Marie Stevens, 49, was with Allen. She was charged with obstruction, Kight said, adding that he did not think she was involved in the shootings.

Neighbors on Biltmore Place said they did not know the victims very well and were not initially alarmed when they heard gunshots around 9:30 a.m.

“I heard, ‘Pop, pop, pop,’ ” said Martin Rouse, who lives nearby. “When we heard the shots, we came to see.”

Neighbors said they believed the shots were the result of someone shooting into the air until they saw sheriff’s vehicles and ambulances pulling up.

An autopsy is scheduled for today for Crumbley.

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lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/16/13 - 08:56 am
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well the master's is over so
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well the master's is over so now the lipstick and perfume can be washed off the "pig" and it can go back to business as usual-back to the shootings, robberies, rapes, and drugs by the roaches and monkeys

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/16/13 - 10:59 am
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Drive-by

Didn't they report a drive-by shooting in this neighborhood in yesterday's paper?

PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 04/16/13 - 11:36 am
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I wonder if the drive-by a

I wonder if the drive-by was a practice run.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/16/13 - 12:10 pm
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Where to look? Steve lived in

Where to look?

Steve lived in Dearing, GA in 1993.
Before that, Steve lived in Harlem, GA in 2005.
Maybe they should check his brother house in Thomson, GA.

griff6035
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griff6035 04/16/13 - 12:13 pm
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Spring Hill Church rd

This road runs between U S 25 and Hephzibah/Keysville rd in Burke County.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 04/16/13 - 08:56 pm
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Good work LEO's

Good work LEO's

nocnoc
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nocnoc 04/17/13 - 06:08 am
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How about

A picture of the suspect?

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 04/17/13 - 07:58 am
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Speaks
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to the culture when gunshots in the area are normal.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 04/17/13 - 08:04 am
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Senseless

Senseless

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/17/13 - 08:43 am
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Common Occurrence

From the story:

Neighbors on Biltmore Place said they . . . were not initially alarmed when they heard gunshots around 9:30 a.m.

It's pretty common there.

internationallyunknown
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internationallyunknown 04/17/13 - 09:32 am
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S. Augusta and Crime

What happened to all of the comments about Section 8?

happychimer
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happychimer 04/17/13 - 10:44 am
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international I was thinking

international I was thinking the same thing. Where are the comments on section 8,EBt, WIC, welfare, hoodies,baby's daddy etc ? Could it be the mugshot has been seen? I saw it.

Swatbad
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Swatbad 04/17/13 - 11:04 am
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LOL, Only the sound of crickets......

Mighty quiet around here........

JRC2024
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JRC2024 04/17/13 - 08:22 pm
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Happy, that home looks too

Happy, that home looks too nice to be a Section 8.
Tried to paste a picture but it would not let me. Type in his name and the picture comes up.

lifelongresident
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lifelongresident 04/23/13 - 02:37 pm
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i guess he mad she don't not
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i guess he mad she don't not wont he any mo...

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