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Man sought in Thursday morning shooting

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Richmond County authorities are looking for a man suspected in a shooting Thursday morning on Second Avenue.

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DeShawn Demetrius Lowe, 27, was accused of shooting a 26-year-old man at least once in the chest during an argument in the 2000 block of Second Avenue, according to Richmond County sheriff’s Lt. Calvin Chew.

The victim, Matthew Leverett Wilson, was shot as he walked toward Lowe during the argument. Wilson, who lived at the scene of the shooting, was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center, where he is listed in serious condition, authorities said.

Lowe faces charges of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. His last known address was listed as 2131 A St., in Augusta.

Lowe is described as black, 5 feet, 10 inches tall and about 195 pounds.

Anyone with information on Lowe’s whereabouts can call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080.

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rebellious 05/24/13 - 01:00 am

I was just on second avenue Thursday morning. Maybe minutes before this shooting!!!! NOT! Betcha Thursday morning ain't what we think about as a morning, you know...cup of coffee in hand as the sun is rising, or bustling off to work. I Bet, just on a hunch, it is morning defined as 12:01 through 5:00 a.m. You know, that time of day when most are sleeping, or posting from the security of a guarded compound, not out on the streets.

I could be wrong, though. Not the first time, nor will it be the last.

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