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Augusta teen arrested in drive-by shooting that injured 14-year-old

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 Deputies have arrested a teen who they say shot a 14-year-old outside Jimmy John’s on Agerton Lane late Saturday.

Brandon Hilton, 17, was charged in Saturday's shooting.   SPECIAL
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Brandon Hilton, 17, was charged in Saturday's shooting.


The suspect, Bran­don DeShawn Hilton, 17, of Augusta, was booked into the Richmond County jail Sunday on charges of aggravated assault, reckless conduct, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property in the first and second degree, according to a statement from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

About 10:15 p.m. Saturday, deputies were called to the shopping center across the street from Regal Cinemas on Agerton Lane, where about five shots were fired in an apparent drive-by shooting, Lt. Lewis Blanchard said.

Windows on a vacant storefront and at Jimmy John’s were struck by two bullets. A third bullet struck Tyrese Deondre Hammond, of Hephzibah, in the upper chest. He was taken to Georgia Re­gents Medical Center for injuries that weren’t life-threatening, police said.

According to witnesses, the suspects fled in a tan SUV, which was last seen heading toward Wheeler Road.

Police temporarily shut both lanes on Ager­ton Lane while investigators photographed the scene. Moviegoers at Re­gal Cinemas and patrons at Lime­lite Cafe were told to stay clear of the parking lots.

The investigation is ongoing, Blanchard said.

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corgimom
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corgimom 07/06/14 - 03:42 pm
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Booking Number 2014-00008111

Booking Number 2014-00008111

Full Name Hilton, Brandon Deshawn
Arrest Date 7/6/2014
Race Black
Sex Male
Age 17 YEARS OLD

No. Charge Bond

1 AGGRAVATED ASSAULT $0.00

2 RECKLESS CONDUCT $1,300.00

3 CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE FIRST DEGREE $4,600.00

4 POSSESSION OF FIREARM OR KNIFE DURING CRIM $7,900.00

5 CRIMINAL DAMAGE TO PROPERTY IN THE SECOND DEGREE $2,400.00

I'm guessing he's not going to have to worry about going back to school next month.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 07/06/14 - 03:48 pm
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Terrorists

It's time to label these punks for what they are....terrorists. If convicted, he, and the others responsible, should be executed. Their indiscriminate shooting as a way of retaliation for real or imagined slights ("disses") is a threat to law abiding and peaceful citizens. It's a miracle that no one was killed or severely injured. The only thing these punks understand and know is violence. They have no redeeming quality. Start executing these vermin and maybe the word will get out that we as a society should not, and will not, be terrorized by these criminal thugs.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 07/06/14 - 04:43 pm
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Wonder if the kid who was

Wonder if the kid who was shot was the actual "target"? Or did the shooter miss? By shooting into the actual group of people, I'm thinking he was absolutely targeting someone, and not just firing into the air. I also wonder how long those kids were sitting outside, before the shooting....IOW, was the shooter tipped off that his target was there?
Look, business owners need to remember that other customers are NOT going to come to a place where a bunch of kids are just hanging out! There's nothing but trouble that comes with that. I don't care if it's Brewster's Ice Cream...if there's a bunch of kids hanging out in the front and they're NOT eating ice cream, that's a bad sign. At least it is to me and my wife.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/06/14 - 05:32 pm
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Thug life

https://www.facebook.com/brandon.hilton.148?fref=ts

I think the photo with the pistol in the waistband is somewhat revealing

happychimer
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happychimer 07/06/14 - 05:42 pm
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execute him? Not many who

execute him? Not many who murder get the death penalty, and you want a 17 yr old executed? I never heard of a 17 yr old getting the death penalty. Sure he should be punished, but not the death penalty. Where is that coming from? You want to change the law to make him get the death penalty? Now that is way out of line.

IBeDogGone
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IBeDogGone 07/06/14 - 05:59 pm
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Parents

If that is his FB page (link Gage Creed provided) his parents should be aware that he is headed for trouble with a profile picture like that. OH I forgot it invades his privacy for parents to get involved in his affairs he is almost grown. His parents, provider of the ride and provider of the gun should be tried just as he is. It is a shame that a desirable area of real estate will suffer because of the actions of all involved. Businesses in that area will not have near the traffic in the evenings now.

Kingbiscuitboy
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Kingbiscuitboy 07/06/14 - 06:07 pm
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over 2,000 facebook friends

He has over 2,000 facebook friends which is scary. Hey Richmond County SD, here is where the gang violence task force needs to start compiling its list of future thugs!

happychimer
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happychimer 07/06/14 - 06:43 pm
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"After the Supreme Court's

"After the Supreme Court's 2005 decision in Roper v. Simmons, 543 U.S. 551 (2005), the minimum age at time of crime to be subject to the death penalty is 18, thereby ending execution as a punishment for juvenile offenders."

happychimer
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happychimer 07/06/14 - 06:47 pm
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Aggravated assault does not

Aggravated assault does not get the death penalty. Those who want him to are not caring about the constitution.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 07/06/14 - 07:02 pm
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Patience

Happy is right. We must be patience. He'll kill someone soon enough. Then we can put him on death row for about 25 yrs. Sux for the victim he kills, but.......

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/06/14 - 07:06 pm
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Qulla...

Per the SCOTUS no need to execute him.... just shoot him in the stomach... if he lives great... if not great.

Gage Creed
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Gage Creed 07/06/14 - 07:10 pm
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And those that defend him...

And those that defend him... do not care for justice.

Edit: Once he is proven guilty

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 07/06/14 - 07:37 pm
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Juvenile

His status as a "juvenile" ended the day he turned 17. He's a big boy now, and he'll serve big boy time in big boy prison. BTW happychimer, I am all for the death penalty for rapists, murderers, child molesters, and terrorists, which is what this 17 year-old punk is. He indiscriminately shot into a crowd of people. Next time he decides to go on a shooting spree, innocent people may not be so lucky. The way to eliminate a next time is to eliminate the threat.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 07/06/14 - 07:55 pm
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Shooter arrested

Kudos to our LE Officers for the quick arrest of this punk. Don't treat him like a baby now - he IS a criminal - needs to learn the hard way. AND he was not charged for possession of a weapon by a minor?? I do hope he 'sings' so the rest of this menace to society can be gotten off the streets.

Just My Opinion
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Just My Opinion 07/06/14 - 07:59 pm
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Oh, I'm quite sure if it had

Oh, I'm quite sure if it had been happychimer's child who was shot, happy would probably be more upset and unsettled, as most of us are.
I'm not a black kid from the ghetto, who has had whatever kind of hardships he's had to live thru in order to survive....blah-blah-blah. Down deep, this kid had a choice to make, and he made his choice...to shoot the gun he held in his hand at US!! It could have been any of us standing out there, being shot at, and potentially being hit and almost dying!
Yeah, this punk hit a nerve with us. He chose to do what he did, and we want him to pay for that.

jimmymac
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jimmymac 07/06/14 - 08:08 pm
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PUNK
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Punks like this need to be permanently removed from society. He's a psychopath that doesn't care who he hurts or kills. Juvenile systems throughout going soft on these thugs leave them with no fear of justice. Even if he's convicted of all his charges he knows he'll be back on the streets in a year or so with some street cred. That's all they care about so you might as well get the storyline printed for the next crime spree.

dwb619
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dwb619 07/06/14 - 08:19 pm
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buds

I would imagine one of his "buds" dropped a dime on him.

blues550
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blues550 07/06/14 - 08:40 pm
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Reporting The News
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Although the Chronicle was very times...Austin Rhodes reported this crime at 6:00 PM - a full 4 hours BEFORE it was committed.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/06/14 - 09:07 pm
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RCSO did a speedy arrest

RCSO did a speedy arrest because somebody ratted him out.

They never have caught the person who shot 6 people on First Friday a few years ago.

unapologetik
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unapologetik 07/06/14 - 09:16 pm
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Alright...the guy was wrong.

Alright...the guy was wrong. He should be punished to the FULLEST extent of the law if found guilty. But ignorant posts such as Southern2's are just inappropriate. Whether Southern thinks so or not...it comes off as completely racist. And "Pops" using "lingo" such as kilt and skreetz sarcastically is not as clever as you think. You can make your point without ironically speaking in a manner that you ASSUME they speak. Honestly, I've come to realize that a lot of terms applied to black criminals aren't used to refer to criminals of other ethnicities on the AC discussion boards such as thug, scumbag, vermin. Whether other posters will admit it or not. I'm starting to believe that "thug" is the new "N-Word". If you're going to use derogatory terms to refer to criminals in general...please apply to all criminals. Not just the black ones please.

moderate321
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moderate321 07/06/14 - 09:35 pm
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The term "thug" knows no racial boundaries....

The vernacular, the dress, and the culture of thugs is not limited to any particular race. There are white thugs, black thugs, oriental thugs and they all dress like "gangsters" and use relatively unique speech patterns and tone. It is NOT just black people.

LeConteSkier
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LeConteSkier 07/07/14 - 01:37 pm
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Us vs Them Mentality

The Us vs Them Mentality is what leads to crimes like this in the first place. Should he pay for his crime? Yes! Should he have the chance to turn his life around? YES!!! But without positive role models in his life, he likely will continue a criminal lifestyle after he gets out of jail! HOWEVER with intervention of positive loving Christ centered people that GENUINELY care and invest in him, he might just be an amazing productive citizen of society. Meanwhile the Church has lost its focus like the one across the street behind the Y would rather build multimillion $ comfortable buildings trimmed in marble to worship in and Crossbridge Baptist Church said they can't keep the apartment ministry going and can't afford to fix the van BUT drops $10 GRAND on a new playground, themes and marketing. So much for making a difference in the community and getting youth plugged in BEFORE they find acceptance in a gang! Many crimes would not happened if the church regained it's focus on reaching the COMMUNITY for Christ!

Pops
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Pops 07/06/14 - 09:52 pm
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You don't need to lecture

me on what I can say and how I choose to spell it.

You keep on worrying about how your criminals are referred to.....

AutumnLeaves
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AutumnLeaves 07/06/14 - 10:05 pm
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Since most sites that have

Since most sites that have booking, arrest, charges, sentencing records on them have disclaimers that they can not certify the accuracy of such information, why would anyone present such on here without a similar disclaimer or if they have certainty or proof of such, say so? I wouldn't count on it being up to date or reliable, and it won't even let you proceed to the records without agreeing that you understand that, so why would posters copy the data here?

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WarrenvilleRepublican 07/06/14 - 10:25 pm
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Where is the Attempted Murder Charge?

I am not an attorney or a police officer, but it seems to me that someone who fires off 5 rounds into a group of people should be charged with something stronger than "Aggravated Assault."

KSL
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KSL 07/07/14 - 02:38 am
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Geeze happy. I know you

Geeze happy. I know you don't like me even though you accepted the first hospitality presented to posters. Lots and lots of posters have invited you to gatherings and provided you, food and beverage since 2007.

Perhaps you left me off your invitation list since we last met at the Indian restaurant.

fatboyhog
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fatboyhog 07/07/14 - 05:06 am
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Aggravated Assault vs Attempted Murder

"I am not an attorney or a police officer, but it seems to me that someone who fires off 5 rounds into a group of people should be charged with something stronger than "Aggravated Assault.""
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WarrenvilleRepublican, GA has no "Attempted Murder" charge. The correct charge is "Aggravated Assault", which covers attempted murder.

iaaffg
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iaaffg 07/07/14 - 05:29 am
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the misguided liberals on
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the misguided liberals on this page and their comments are a clear indication of why this country is in the shape it's in. instead of being outraged that this 17 year old loser had a gun and was out shooting it into crowds willy-nilly, they're more upset about the comments made on this page that don't jibe with their liberal, rose-colored view. seems to me some need to get their priorities straight. instead of defending this miserable little punk, they should all be castigating him and calling for an end to his miserable punk life. no regard for human life, no regard for anyone other than himself and his loser friends that were in the vehicle with him, no regard for anything at all, yeah, he needs to be put down like a rabid dog, him and every other little miserable punk thug out there. they contribute nothing to society, they are simply users, abusers, and takers, and we already have enough of those around the taxpayer is supporting. the insanity has to stop somewhere.

corgimom
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corgimom 07/07/14 - 05:42 am
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iaaffg, what people should be

iaaffg, what people should be doing is contacting their county commissioner and DEMAND more police protection. A CHILD got shot at 10:15 pm in a movie theatre parking lot, and people are talking about what should happen to the person that did this, blah blah blah, and about there should be disclaimers, and other superficial stuff.

CHILDREN ARE BEING SHOT. Is it unreasonable for a 14 year old to be out at a movie theatre at 10:15 pm, in the summertime? NO.

But instead, the Commissioners would rather pay thousands of dollars per year to support a near-empty TEE Center and subsidize an old, run-down golf course that is obsolete and unneeded.

When a county values golf more than keeping children safe, that is indeed a very sad day.

And it's not going to stop anytime soon until the citizens of Augusta DEMAND change.

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