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Teenager charged in shooting 25-year-old man

Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 6:50 PM
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A Richmond County teenager was charged with aggravated assault in the shooting of a 25-year-old man earlier this month.

Dominique Nathaniel Cody, 18, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Roger Allen Tyler, 25, was shot by Cody during a fight in the driveway of 3718 Vera Drive about 1 p.m. Feb. 9, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

Cody confronted Tyler and Travis Williams when they arrived at the Vera Drive House, according to the report. Cody began to fight Tyler and another man, Zaxurary Chaulker, came out of the house and began fighting with Williams, the report said.

In an attempt to stop the fight, Cody pulled a gun and fired a shot into the ground, according to the report.

He fired a second shot, which hit Tyler in the shoulder. Cody dropped the gun, Chaulker picked it up, pointed it in Williams’ face and threatened to kill him, the report said.

Once deputies arrived, Cody admitted the gun was his and told them where he hid it, the report said.

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Pops
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Pops 02/18/14 - 10:10 pm
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Zaxurary .....Dominique

These names are a hoot......

itsanotherday1
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itsanotherday1 02/18/14 - 10:47 pm
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Well, the names are a little bit of a giveaway...

Which gives me a segue into a question. We go back and forth on these news items with notions of right and wrong, cause and effect, etc. It usually winds up in a cultural stand-off wee-weeing contest of defending ground.

I would like to hear from the reasonable, thinking people in the minority community about solutions. You already know that banning guns is a non-starter, as the black market will always supply criminals. (think- WAR ON DRUGS).
There has to be a cultural shift from seeing violence as a way of life to one of seeing education and hard work as the way to comfort and success. How do you, as someone who has lived some of the challenges, see a pathway to that? What has to happen?

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nocnoc 02/19/14 - 08:16 am
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34 days and counting

Its seems the problems of Downtown Augusta are increasingly spreading to outer areas either by Hook or By Crook. Whether it be by Downtown Dumping and relocation or planned neglect.

We have been house hunting in NE Ga about every 5 days for the last 3 months. It seems finally good clean rural homes are starting to come back on the market up there.

An once we find and close on the perfect house, (or close as we can get), we'll start moving stuff from our pre-staged Storage lockers to there.

We may not be gone exactly on March 25, but it at least we can and do have a planned M-Day.

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nocnoc 02/19/14 - 08:34 am
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BTW: Whats in a Specially Spelled Black Names?

Statistics show that Specially Spelled Black Sounding Names reduce the holders income, hiring, and career opportunities over their life.

Source: Freakonomics

One of the tests conducted was where the research group took a good resume and submitted it to ### employers
## got the resume with a Normal/ Common name.
## got it resume with a Black Ethnic name.

The results were 5 to 1 calls for the Normal/Common Name vs. Special Spelled Black Ethnic name.

So when a parent(s) hang a name on a child there is a lot of truth in the saying: "A name can Steer the Child's Future."

GNicole
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GNicole 02/19/14 - 10:08 am
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itsanotherday1, I think the

itsanotherday1, I think the solution starts at home and branches into the community. The minority community is taught and shown every day that the same people who are sworn to uphold the laws and protect the rights of EVERY citizen do not regard the black community as being a part of that oath. They kill our youth and walk free. They treat us differently than they treat the majority. If the community regarded us as human beings, we could start to change. We are just as afraid of the majority as the majority is afraid of us. If I wear the wrong clothes, I could get shot. If I play the wrong music, I could get killed. If I look the wrong way, I could get ran over. And, no one would do time for my death. So, why try to be a part of something that has shown repeatedly that our lives and our presence do not matter?

The entire community must come together to show that we matter and in return, you will get a calmer, safer environment. Understand that I do not condone this type of lashing out but I understand it.

And, nocnoc, I've read that study before but you are preaching to the choir. The same people who understand that are the same people who give their children common names. With that said, we have a lot of immigrants who have different names. Why is this study focusing on the black ethnic names? Why not the names of those who have migrated to the states in search of a brighter future?

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seenitB4 02/19/14 - 10:47 am
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GNicole

Thanks for your post.

We have heard that same argument for years now....somewhere in time it has to change.....we now have a black President & Attry General...I would say they have been treated fairly...when is enough really enough??

I notice this....the shooter in Florida will spend the rest of his life in jail BUT some think the verdict wasn't ENOUGH....just like I said...when is it enough?

Move on...get another comeback...I can't buy it anymore.

grinder48
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grinder48 02/19/14 - 11:24 am
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Gettin' Wupped Maybe?
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"Cody confronted Tyler and began to fight Tyler" then "In an attempt to stop the fight, Cody pulled a gun and fired a shot into the ground" Sounds like he had a change of heart after starting the fight, wonder why?

grinder48
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grinder48 02/19/14 - 01:52 pm
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Chickens & Eggs
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GNicole

If it's true that "They treat us differently than they treat the majority" (which is certainly unproven), perhaps it's because violent crimes by the minority (in our area) seem to significantly outnumber violent crimes by the majority. So it becomes a matter of the chicken and the egg ...

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lifelongresident 02/19/14 - 05:46 pm
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fighting over food stamps
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fighting over food stamps that's all...typical "monkeyshines"

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