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Man charged in shooting at Augusta home

Saturday, March 29, 2014 9:45 PM
Last updated Sunday, March 30, 2014 1:32 AM
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One man has been charged in a shooting at an Augusta home late Friday while another has charges pending against him, authorities say.

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Carl Benton Collins Jr., 22, of Augusta, has been charged with felony possession of a firearm by a first time offender for his role in the shooting, according to Richmond County jail records.

Another man, Shawn Bernard Doby, 21, of Augusta, has charges pending against him, according to a Richmond County Sheriff’s Office incident report. Doby, who was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center to be treated for a gunshot wound to his right side, had outstanding warrants for his arrest.

About 10:25 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2800 block of Thomas Lane in reference to shots fired.

Deputies found Doby on the pavement in front of Collins’ home suffering from a gunshot wound. After searching Doby, police found a 9mm pistol in his jacket pocket.

Collins’ girlfriend, LaEisha Hayes, 19, told police that Doby had knocked on her door after her boyfriend left Friday evening, telling her that Collins’ vehicle had broken down.

After noticing Doby’s gun, Hayes said she called Collins, who returned home and found Doby peeping into his bedroom window with his pistol in hand.

Collins’ pointed his .380-caliber pistol at Doby and told him to drop his gun. When Doby turned around with his gun still in hand, Collins shot him, according to the report.

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happychimer
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happychimer 03/29/14 - 10:12 pm
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no stand your ground? why?

no stand your ground? why?

Travis Highfield
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Travis Highfield 03/29/14 - 10:21 pm
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Convicted felon with a gun.

He hasn't been charged with aggravated assault.

unapologetik
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unapologetik 03/29/14 - 11:40 pm
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Collins would have been in

Collins would have been in the clear if he had no prior convictions.

Frank I
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Frank I 03/30/14 - 09:37 am
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HB 60

Too bad Gubna Deal is dragging his feet.. If he'd signed that law, Collins would be safe at home getting ready for church this morning..

happychimer
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happychimer 03/30/14 - 11:26 am
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convicted felon. ok

convicted felon. ok

dichotomy
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dichotomy 03/30/14 - 01:01 pm
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"felony possession of a

"felony possession of a firearm by a first time offender for his role in the shooting"

No, it does NOT say Collins was a convicted felon. It says "first time offender" and "Doby turned around with his gun still in hand" and Doby has outstanding warrants. Why was Collins charged?

If I saw someone carrying a gun and peeking in my window, I would have shot him too if he turned on me with the gun in his hand. If, after discovering the guy I shot had outstanding warrants, I'd be asking for a medal and a reward, not to be arrested.

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