Belair Road shooting victim identified

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 10:56 PM
Last updated Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:25 PM
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From Staff Reports

An Augusta man shot early Wednesday morning has been identified.

While in the parking lot of Good Hope Baptist Church at 710 E. Cedar St., David James Towns, 39, was shot three times in the face by an unidentified black male, according to a Richmond County incident report.

Deputies found the victim about 5:30 a.m. after responding to a call in the 3800 block of Belair Road. Towns was taken to Georgia Regents Medical Center with what they described as nonlife-threatening injuries.

Towns and another man were approached by a man at a gas station on East Boundary, where the stranger identified himself as “TJ.” The two men asked him where they could find some girls, and TJ told them he would help find some, according to the report.

Thompson stated TJ rode in the back seat of the vehicle to Good Hope Baptist. At the church, the stranger asked Thompson and Towns whether they were carrying weapons, according to the report.

When the men said they were not armed he pulled a small handgun and shot Towns in the face. The assailant ran away, the report said.

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fatboyhog 04/23/14 - 10:07 pm
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Riiiight..

I'm throwing the bull stuff flag on this. Why drive back to Belair Rd. and report this? Sounds like it could be one of several things, but "looking for women" and then getting shot? Not buying it...

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