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Man shot dead early Tuesday morning

Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:16 AM
Last updated Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:25 AM
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Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the suspect in an early-morning homicide Tuesday.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies found the body of Yossarian Shon Brooks, 39, after they responded to reports of gunshots in the 3600 block of Massoit Drive shortly after midnight Monday.

Brooks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the shooter is a black man between 30 and 39 years old, between 5-foot-9 and 6 feet tall and weighing 180-220 pounds. He is described as having a low haircut and a medium to light complexion. He wore a white T-shirt and blue jeans. His vehicle has been described as a black Chrysler 300 sedan.

Investigators recovered spent cartridges from a 9 mm Luger.

Anyone with information can contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 812-1080.

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nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/11/13 - 03:39 am
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Wish I could be surprised but

Wish I could be surprised, but this too common for the Barton Chapel Area. aka Section 8 heaven.

Mr. Brooks Criminal History
Drugs, Dealing, Obstruction of a Law Officer
http://augustacrime.com/?s=shon+brooks

Comment based on Article by Staff Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:16 AM,
Last updated 4:18 AM

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/11/13 - 06:39 am
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Like I said...ebb and flows

as the summer temps heat up so do peoples temperatures and the circumstances of being thrown together increases as well...

GNicole
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GNicole 06/11/13 - 06:47 am
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Not sure why

I am not exactly sure why a person would spend their day researching the past criminal history of someone who was shot and killed...May he R.I.P. and I hope you have never went to jail. I am not going to use the time out of my day to research your criminal history.

daylats
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daylats 06/11/13 - 07:46 am
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right said GNicole...too much

right said GNicole...too much energy and time wasted to do that much research...

GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 06/11/13 - 07:52 am
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People do that all the time....

It's as easy and copy and paste in the search bar. Not really wasting time and energy. The point being sometimes you make your own fate. Maybe if we publicized to our young people what the road of crime leads to instead of pretending it doesn't exist we could save a few lives. We don't do that. What we do is complain about someone bringing up the fact that someone obviously lived on the fringe of society and paid the ultimate price....

nocnoc
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nocnoc 06/11/13 - 08:35 am
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Welcome Back GNicole &

Welcome Back
GNicole & daylats

So you (y'all) will understand, before I comment I usually try to know what I am commenting about.

Doing a cut and paste and a search on the persons name usually
clues me in if the person was a innocent homeowner or a "Player"
that the odds caught up with.

Shon Brooks appears to of been a "Player" given multiple arrests for drugs, drug dealing and obstruction of a Law Enforcement Officer.

IF I had been doing real research, I would have pulled his Probation Info. PO's name and GIS his name, Augusta Mugshots, and the house owners on the block, the persons he has been arrested along with and much more that is publicly collectable via the Internet.

No, I just want to know the type of person that got shot in the street.

Like another commenter more or less said. If teens saw the end results of some activities maybe it might save a few.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/11/13 - 08:37 am
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Considering a man's home on

Considering a man's home on Saturday was reported by Augusta Chronicle to have several guns stolen and I heard gun shots Saturday night moving from Deans Bridge and Bobby Jones vicinity past Glenn Hills and in the direction of Barton Chapel Road, I'm not surprised to hear this has happened. Can't help but wonder if the gun used was stolen from that house.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/11/13 - 08:51 am
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BTW, please correct spelling

BTW, please correct spelling of street in both places in article. It is Massoit Drive, not Massiot Drive. I'm familiar with the area because of its notoriety, so I noticed that right away.

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/11/13 - 08:56 am
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Yes, just ignore it Pops,

Yes, just ignore it Pops, until a stray? bullet lands up in your wall, or in one of your dogs outside, like we've had to deal with at a nearby subdivision. If it doesn't affect you directly, it's not a problem to be dealt with? Wrong. Crime eventually affects more than the immediate suspects and victims.

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 06/11/13 - 09:00 am
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@ Autumn Leaves

Thanks for the heads up. I have fixed it.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/11/13 - 09:02 am
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He almost made it.

He was 39, getting a little old for the typical stats of his game.

Pops
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Pops 06/11/13 - 09:24 am
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Ignore what?

Trust me....I don't ignore this behavior.....but you will have to agree that this is an ongoing problem......

Darby
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Darby 06/11/13 - 10:29 am
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"and I hope you have never went to jail."

Right back at you, GNicole...

KSL
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KSL 06/11/13 - 10:52 am
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Darby

You beat me to it. That made my flesh crawl.

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/11/13 - 11:01 am
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"and I hope you have never went to jail."

Honest, upstanding, law abiding citizens of good character WON'T.

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corgimom 06/11/13 - 11:34 am
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Gnicole, feel free to

Gnicole, feel free to research my criminal history. You won't find anything, because I'm not a criminal, never have, never will be. I've never been to jail, never come close. And there are millions of people like me all over the US.

As for researching people's criminal history, criminals have a funny way of getting shot in Augusta. And they still continue on. They bring it on themselves, when you choose to be a criminal you are either going to wind up dead or in prison, one of the two. No exceptions. I cannot imagine why anyone would be offended that someone looked up a homicide victim's criminal history, which is public record. What do you think, he was shot because of his fine public service record?

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thauch12 06/11/13 - 12:22 pm
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The man, regardless of what

The man, regardless of what he may have done, is a human being at the end of the day and as such he deserves at least SOME degree of respect (I'm not saying parade him around as an example of Augusta's finest citizenry). Moreover he is DEAD, what's wrong with you?

Leave the judgment to God. For all you Bible reading folks, check out Matthew 7:1-2.

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Cadence 06/11/13 - 01:26 pm
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Jail?

No I've never gone (nor have I went) to jail in my life. I would be mortified to even get pulled over for speeding. The bible says that the way you judge people is the way you will be judged. I evaluate people's behavior by the bible, so feel free to judge me by the same thing. Why is that the only verse many people know, and they never seem to understand the meaning of it? Sorry a guy got killed. I'm glad that no children were hurt in the crossfire.

Darby
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Darby 06/11/13 - 01:49 pm
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"Leave the judgment to God."

Yeah. And shame on all those folks who said all those nasty things about Hitler, Stalin, Mao, John Wayne Gacy, Major Nidal Hasan, and all those other nice folks who were after all, just human beings.

Or is there a point where criticism of evil behavior is acceptable? And if so, who decides?

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dichotomy 06/11/13 - 04:32 pm
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"I am not exactly sure why a

"I am not exactly sure why a person would spend their day researching the past criminal history of someone who was shot"

Helps me make up my mind as to whether to feel sorry for the deceased and their family. In this case I don't. Made his bed hard and now he can lay in it...for eternity. No wasted sympathy here.

As for leaving the judgment to God.....we would be a lot better off if our judges would do a little more judging here on earth. God can always have his chance once we send them his way. When I see how many killers and/or victims have had prior serious run-ins with the law and have been given little or no punishment, I think our judges need to be charged as co-conspirators in their next crime.

Pops
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Pops 06/11/13 - 05:49 pm
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I really hope

the investigation goes well and we find out who did this......

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 06/12/13 - 01:07 am
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Hear! Hear! Dichotomy. I have

Hear! Hear! Dichotomy. I have all the empathy/sympathy in the world for innocent folks harmed by criminals; we all do I hope.

Not so much for those involved in crime themselves.....

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 06/12/13 - 07:56 am
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You're welcome Sean. On the

You're welcome Sean. On the lead line on today's online front page for this particular story it now says "Police are seeking shooting in killing" I don't think that's what they meant to write; can't make sense of it. Or maybe I just need that first cup of coffee after all....

Sean Moores
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Sean Moores 06/12/13 - 08:27 am
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@ Autumn Leaves

I looked, but they must have already fixed it. Send me a link to the story if you come across it again. Thanks.

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