Officials arrest 2 in fatal shooting

  • Follow Metro

Authorities charged two men Friday in the Dec. 9 fatal shooting of Daniel McGee, 21, in the Harrisburg neighborhood.

Back | Next
Samuels  Special
Special
Samuels

Richmond County sheriff's personnel arrested Broderick Tavares Williams, 16, on Friday on murder, armed robbery and firearm charges.

Earlier Friday, police charged Tavaris Lanard Samuels, 18, with murder and possession of a firearm, armed robbery and other charges. He was taken into custody Monday after a holdup at the Augusta Lodge on Gordon Highway, police said.

The motive in the December shooting was robbery, as the suspects had seen Mr. McGee leave a grocery store and tried to steal his gold necklace, police said.

The suspects had gone to school with the victim, according to Richmond County Sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles.

"We think he (Mr. McGee) was legitimately minding his own business, and we think the evidence we gathered supports that," Lt. Peebles said.

Mr. McGee, described by his mother as a hardworking but quiet bricklayer, was shot in the head while making an early morning trip to the store to pick up two bottles of soda for his disabled uncle.

He was returning by bicycle to his uncle's Bon Air apartment when he was fatally wounded.

Sheriff's Investigator Paul Godden, the lead investigator in the case, said he spoke with the victim's family Friday.

"I think they're still in shock but after a while it will sink in," he said. "They are very pleased."

There remains one open homicide case from 2008. Authorities are still searching for suspects in the death of Robert Lee Smith, 79, who was found dead in his yard in the 1100 block of Kent Street.

Reach Adam Folk at (706) 823-3339 or adam.folk@augustachronicle.com.

Comments (46) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
As It Is
2
Points
As It Is 02/28/09 - 01:55 am
0
0
What makes 16 and 18 year

What makes 16 and 18 year olds think like this. Why are they carrying guns? Why are they robbing others? This man lost his life over absolutely nothing except trying to help his disabled uncle before he went to work for a living. Where is the black community marching for the death sentenance for these two little thugs who deserve to be put to death for their actions? Where is the marching for this victim who certainly deserver far better than what he received? Where are the preachers? Where is Jessie Jackson? Instead of actually doing someting good for the black communities and for America as a whole, they tend to only show up when the police take action against know repeat offenders even though the police are just simply trying to help clean up the community. Black on black crime as well as young black males committing more crimes than all of the other races must be acknowledged and dealt with and since these youths will only listen to other blacks for the most part, others had better step forward through music, education, etc. vs. only stepping forward to stand up for the thugs. Stand up for the many fine black citizens who are tired of these types of black males.

dickworth1
954
Points
dickworth1 02/28/09 - 04:37 am
0
0
How many times have I heard
Unpublished

How many times have I heard that racism and bigotry start in the way you were taught in the home by relatives and mostly
by your parents? This was preached by the naacp and many
black ministers. I wonder if they realize that all this can be said
about the attitudes of blacks and crime. The parents must be
blind or turning their head when an unemployed young person is
bringing home a lot of merchadise and does not have a legitimate means to have obtain the merchadise. IT WOULD BE
APPROPIATE TO ASK WHERE DID YOU GET THIS and when you
see these items listed in a story in the newspaper, you might want to investigate deeper before it comes to arm robbery, murder, and God know what else.

patriciathomas
42
Points
patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 05:39 am
0
0
A 16 year old man and an 18

A 16 year old man and an 18 year old man with a real mans gun, being manly. I would like to thank the politically correct crowd that thought the subsidy programs were a good idea. These fine young men are a typical example of the unintended consequences of these fine ideas. When everything is free, nothing has value. I've got a good idea, let's spend another trillion dollars and see how many more of these fine young men we can enable. (insert definition of insanity here)

Ole School
1
Points
Ole School 02/28/09 - 05:45 am
0
0
lets not start with the black

lets not start with the black on black crimes, shooting ANY ONE OF ANY COLOR is illegal and that is that , also ANYONE using the " N word " should be held to at the very least a Misdemeanor I am sick and tired of hearing blacks call EACH OTHER THE " N WORD " if you use it you are saying its ok ! so quit with teh double standard!

SCGAL53
0
Points
SCGAL53 02/28/09 - 06:33 am
0
0
It's true, Ole School. The

It's true, Ole School. The blacks can only blame themselves for black on black crimes. I saw the 16 year old on the news last night. He was laughing like an idiot all the way into 401. What a shame the black community isn't outraged.

Hoss4
0
Points
Hoss4 02/28/09 - 07:31 am
0
0
The suspect looks like hes

The suspect looks like hes one of Augusta's finest. We'll all be supporting him behind bars for the next 30 to 40 years.

pantherluvcik
628
Points
pantherluvcik 02/28/09 - 07:51 am
0
0
All of you seem to overlook

All of you seem to overlook the fact that black on black crime may be high, but none of you are crying out welfare reform when your white brothers and sisters commit crimes. Let's cry out for your leaders on these crimes. Molestation, pedophilia, necrophilia, kidnapping, rape, child pornography and multiple murders are all common among whites with rates rising. These crimes are just as serious if not more serious. Where's your judgement for them. I agree that these men are scum, but stop making it an issue with welfare or race whenever a black person commits a crime. What the h@ll does the "n" word have to do with anything. If you wanna call somebody a N word so bad, don't worry about the double standard just say it. If it bothers you that much that blacks say it that must be why, cause you wanna use it. And people protest when the police do something wrong because they are held to a hgher standard than common citizens. They are supposed to protect and serve, not commit crimes or show bias.

Grasshopper
7
Points
Grasshopper 02/28/09 - 07:54 am
0
0
I feel bad for that boys mom,

I feel bad for that boys mom, its a shame hard working people are killed by losers who are to lazy to work.

ITDoc
1
Points
ITDoc 02/28/09 - 08:14 am
0
0
. I agree that these men are

. I agree that these men are scum, but stop making it an issue with welfare or race whenever a black person commits a crime. Posted by pantherluvcik on Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:51 AM This is straight up GOSPEL. Thanks pantherluvchik. Part of the solution.

Waymore
114
Points
Waymore 02/28/09 - 08:26 am
0
0
Some people need to get their

Some people need to get their heads out of the sand....

SIGHER
0
Points
SIGHER 02/28/09 - 08:27 am
0
0
That is NOT a mugshot of

That is NOT a mugshot of Williams. Looks like a birthday shot!:)

mad_max
0
Points
mad_max 02/28/09 - 08:56 am
0
0
We cry out for welfare reform

We cry out for welfare reform because of what we perceive. We perceive that ninety percent of the news reports of the senseless killings every few days seem to be done by blacks. We perceive almost every 7-11 video on the evening news shows a black kid or two sticking a gun in someone's face for a few dollars. The other crimes you mention are rare and committed by all races compared to the crimes we see on TV and in the newsprint every few days being committed by blacks, mostly teens. We perceive that these "kids" were raised by a welfare mother because their daddy, if identified, is probably in jail already for the same types of crimes. We perceive these welfare mothers did not teach these kids any values and discipline them but instead let the other little thugs in the hood teach them that it is cool to steal and that they are entitiled to do it because the "man is keeping the black folks down". It is what we perceive and that is because perception is based in some amount of fact. The fact is blacks commit a disproportionate amout of the crimes. Reform welfare? Yes. Without welfare they have to work or starve. Working women to not pump out these little thugs every nine months.

ITDoc
1
Points
ITDoc 02/28/09 - 09:06 am
0
0
Back in Indiana, way back in

Back in Indiana, way back in the 80's, they capped public assistance. If a family on assistance had another child, there was no increase in bennies. Whatever happened to that idea?

SargentMidTown
8
Points
SargentMidTown 02/28/09 - 09:19 am
0
0
ITDoc ....Hello...I am glad

ITDoc ....Hello...I am glad to read your good ideas. What part of Augusta do you live? I live in Harrisburg where Mr. McGee was shot. We have a group called www.hongkongaugustaga.org.

SargentMidTown
8
Points
SargentMidTown 02/28/09 - 09:33 am
0
0
dickworth1 Chances are these

dickworth1 Chances are these boys may have been part of the generational welfare culture. Oftentimes they have single mothers who squeeze out babies so that they can stay on welfare.They are intercourse trophies. Our federal tax dollars are hard at work supporting an ignorant, belligerent criminal culture.Many parents in this culture are criminal too: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200807/memphis-crime

ITDoc
1
Points
ITDoc 02/28/09 - 09:48 am
0
0
Sarge, I live in a racially

Sarge, I live in a racially mixed neighborhood in Col Cty. I'm aware of your crusade and your site.

patriciathomas
42
Points
patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 09:51 am
0
0
again itdoc, you can't

again itdoc, you can't evaluate a situation by looking at a microscopic dot. Think big picture if you want to be part of the solution. The free ride of subsidy leads to a lack of responsibility, the lack of responsibility leads to child production without child rearing where respect and responsibility are taught, child production without child rearing leads to these two fine MEN acting like irresponsible children without a clue of what life is about and without a clue of why respect is necessary. From this point I think you should be able to extrapolate why the subsidy system has such a great affect on the social woes of this country.

ITDoc
1
Points
ITDoc 02/28/09 - 10:34 am
0
0
Mr. Patricia, I nor you know

Mr. Patricia, I nor you know the backgrounds and histories of the criminals we read about in this paper. To assume for any reason they are products of welfare mentality is no more proper than to assume all rich CEO's are theiving bastards. ANY person who takes another's life by murder is scum. Murderers come from diverse backgrounds, just like doctors, lawyers or any other profession. As you know from reading my posts, for which I thank you, I am in total agreement with the reform needed to the public assistance programs in our country. I am in total agreement about the need for parents to stop teaching their children it's okay to hate. In your own words sir "you can't evaluate a situation by looking at a microscopic dot." You are obviously an intelligent person. It's a damn shame you appear to derive entertainment by baiting others into racial discord. Please turn your talents to the positive, you have much to offer. I appreciate your opinions and the clarity with which you express yourself.

jasonpilgrim
0
Points
jasonpilgrim 02/28/09 - 10:36 am
0
0
non of my mug shots had that

non of my mug shots had that fancy background.....

crackertroy
540
Points
crackertroy 02/28/09 - 10:37 am
0
0
I think As It Is has a point,
Unpublished

I think As It Is has a point, most of the ghetto marched two months ago at Justin Elmore's funeral -a convicted felon in violation of parole. Al Sharpton and the Black Panthers got involved. It's all racist. I suppose the message here is that it's not as bad to shoot a black person (even an innocent one in this case) unless you're white. Sad to say, but I doubt not a one will stand up for justice in Daniel McGee's case.

patriciathomas
42
Points
patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 10:42 am
0
0
itdoc, I don't know rain is

itdoc, I don't know rain is wet until I actually feel it each time, but I'm confident of what I'll find when I see it and don't feel it. If I were to guess, I'd say Tavares and Tavaris are wet. I'm sorry if you feel baited, but I don't think that's on me.

SusieQ
1
Points
SusieQ 02/28/09 - 10:51 am
0
0
I hate seeing all these post

I hate seeing all these post talking about blacks on welfare. Don't you people know that there are many whites on welfare, getting food stamps and going to the food bank. Oh yea and on Medicaid. I saw a woman (white) at the pharmacy one day that was very proud that she had a Medicaid card. I know black people that are working two jobs to make ends meet. We can't blame all the handouts on the black race. How about the woman with the 14 kids under 7 years you will be supporting for the next 75 years. She ain't black or white??SusieQ

sprintman
0
Points
sprintman 02/28/09 - 10:54 am
0
0
Lol as usual according to the

Lol as usual according to the KKK members on this site. Who love to compalin when ppl like Eric holder brings up race. But when a black person commits a crime. Race is the first issue they bring up total hypocrites. And can we get some orginality atleast please. Instead of the same every black criminal is on welfare of course. The person has to be from a single parent home.

patriciathomas
42
Points
patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 10:57 am
0
0
SusieQ, Tavares and Tavaris

SusieQ, Tavares and Tavaris are not white. I don't think your guilt is applicable.

patriciathomas
42
Points
patriciathomas 02/28/09 - 11:00 am
0
0
sprintman, the white leaders

sprintman, the white leaders and the white people are speaking out against the craziness of the 11 year old's action. Do you want him to be on welfare also? It's not about color, except that these black boys are part of the subsidy system that has given the Dems their power since the early '70s. Just look at your defense of them. The system seems to still be working.

sprintman
0
Points
sprintman 02/28/09 - 11:06 am
0
0
Patriciathomas the black

Patriciathomas the black leaders are speaking out against crime in poor black area's. Just like you say white people spoke out when the 11 year old white boy shot his father's pregnant girlfriend. So whats your point both black and white leaders are talking about crime in the community. How do you know these black boys are part of the subsidy system. When you have never seen them or met them one day in your life? Do you know them personally? Because when they columbia county inmate article was on here. The comments from you and your other kkk members didn't say anything about welfare.

sprintman
0
Points
sprintman 02/28/09 - 11:09 am
0
0
Patricia thomas the majority

Patricia thomas the majority of people 36-37% on welfare. Are single white women with kids. So why do you only bring up welfare on Augusta chronicle. When its about a black person. Do you think being a racist and a bigot has something to do with that.

SCGAL53
0
Points
SCGAL53 02/28/09 - 11:19 am
0
0
sprintman, where'd you get

sprintman, where'd you get your stats? If you work at DFCS you'd know there are actually very few whites on welfare.

SusieQ
1
Points
SusieQ 02/28/09 - 11:34 am
0
0
SCGAL53-- I know it is not

SCGAL53-- I know it is not 50/50, but there's more than a few!!SusieQ

jackfruitpaper833
41
Points
jackfruitpaper833 02/28/09 - 12:29 pm
0
0
patriciathomas is a 58 year

patriciathomas is a 58 year old WHITE man with a poney tail near death, he has racism in him, deep down in him. I just hope before he dies God intervenes in his life and change his mind.

Back to Top

Top headlines

MCG student, class buy kids' books for Ferguson library

Three weeks after the Missouri grand jury indictment verdict, Ashee Nicole Sharer created a Ferguson wish list on BarnesAndNoble.com, urging classmates to purchase a book for the Ferguson ...
Search Augusta jobs