Augusta man, 23, fatally shot during morning home invasion

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Jezreel Hammond, 23, was fatally shot early this morning during a home invasion in the 2800 block of Royal Street, authorities say.

According to Mark Bowen, deputy Richmond County coroner, Mr. Hammond lived at the residence with his grandmother. He was pronounced dead shortly before 4 a.m.

An autopsy is planned later today.

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FedupwithAUG
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FedupwithAUG 10/02/08 - 08:33 am
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This is why everyone should

This is why everyone should have a gun. Kill them before they kill you.

Crazy Irish
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Crazy Irish 10/02/08 - 08:48 am
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Amen!

Amen!

TakeAstand
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TakeAstand 10/02/08 - 09:31 am
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I so agree too!!!

I so agree too!!!

steve-o
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steve-o 10/02/08 - 09:57 am
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Like I always say, "When

Like I always say, "When seconds count, the Police are minutes away".

Edward1968
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Edward1968 10/02/08 - 10:17 am
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I like that steve-o. That is

I like that steve-o. That is very true.

usmcbuckner
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usmcbuckner 10/02/08 - 10:21 am
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When in doubt, empty your

When in doubt, empty your magazine.

ashley
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ashley 10/02/08 - 11:24 am
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Thats right steve-o

Thats right steve-o

DefeatObamaAndOsama
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DefeatObamaAndOsama 10/02/08 - 11:45 am
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Shoot first....ask who is it

Shoot first....ask who is it later!

DefeatObamaAndOsama
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DefeatObamaAndOsama 10/02/08 - 11:45 am
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got sig!?

got sig!?

mgroothand
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mgroothand 10/02/08 - 11:46 am
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According to this report,

According to this report, Jezreel Hammond invaded his own home and I can only conclude that he was shot by his grandmother. Could have been accidental.

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youknowit 10/02/08 - 12:30 pm
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What mgroothand???...please

What mgroothand???...please go jump off a cliff

youknowit
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youknowit 10/02/08 - 12:30 pm
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What mgroothand???...please

What mgroothand???...please go jump off a cliff

MISSTUTTARGA
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MISSTUTTARGA 10/02/08 - 01:30 pm
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this is so sad..the economy

this is so sad..the economy is terrible and people hungry..thats so sad

mutt
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mutt 10/02/08 - 01:40 pm
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Oh Cry me a river

Oh Cry me a river MISSTUTTARGA! When this all shakes out I'll bet you dollars to dough nuts that hunger didn't have a thing to do with this and neither did the economy. This is nothing more than thug mentality gang violence BS. What a bleeding heart ......OMG!

prettynice
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prettynice 10/02/08 - 02:15 pm
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look i knew this CHILD that

look i knew this CHILD that was only 23yrs old and i also know that the same way you are looking at this site his friends and family are too.How could you pass judgement on someone and really did'nt know the kid"Thug".He was really a good guy and i am glad i had the chance to encounter him before he was called on with that said someone needs to get thier house in order meaning thier hearts and this msg applies to who ever answers to it.Thank you and may everyone have a blessed day.R.I.P sweetie!!

changedisplayname
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changedisplayname 10/02/08 - 02:38 pm
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"He was a really good guy"

"He was a really good guy" Really good guys are on parole huh?

prettynice
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prettynice 10/02/08 - 02:43 pm
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you know what very lonley

you know what very lonley person with no life i'm pretty sure that you noticed that he is a young black man in the south that is still ran by the "Good ole Boy" system and you see 23 on parole was'nt even givin a chance on life yeah it's still going on and we are aware.Did'nt hide it so well did ya?lol

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TEDDY1 10/02/08 - 02:47 pm
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kill'um....regardless hungry

kill'um....regardless hungry or not...he could go get a job

prettynice
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prettynice 10/02/08 - 02:49 pm
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veryinteresting i see you

veryinteresting i see you did'nt get my msg towards the end get YOUR house in order oh your heart!!GOD is watching ALL!

changedisplayname
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changedisplayname 10/02/08 - 02:50 pm
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He did not hide the fact the

He did not hide the fact the he was a drug dealer did he? Laugh all you want supporting a drug dealer is a great characteristic. Was not given a chance? He was given plenty of chances and chose to be a drug dealer. I bet you think it was wise to endanger grandma with his actions also dont you?

prettynice
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prettynice 10/02/08 - 02:57 pm
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someone kicked in his door

someone kicked in his door and took his life get facts first. teddy1

changedisplayname
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changedisplayname 10/02/08 - 03:10 pm
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Your right they did, karma is

Your right they did, karma is a bit$%

prettynice
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prettynice 10/02/08 - 03:29 pm
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go live where he grew up at

go live where he grew up at for 23 years as a black man in the south i promise you would change every word you spoke ill of the dead. may god have mercy on your poor cold heart. r.i.p jez

changedisplayname
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changedisplayname 10/02/08 - 03:36 pm
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I am a black man in "da

I am a black man in "da south" and I know drug dealers get killed over drug territory. Thanks for stereotyping me. I have a job though and do not deal or do drugs. Amazing the results you get when you abide by the laws black or white.

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KingJames 10/02/08 - 03:46 pm
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I'm trying to figure out how

I'm trying to figure out how you all got all of this information about drugs and parole out of the 4 sentences that make up this breaking news story! Either provide a link to your source, or please don't speak ill of the dead without any facts to back you up. My condolences to Mr. Hammond's family, especially his grandmother who had to watch him die. I pray that she will oneday feel safe in her home again.

changedisplayname
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changedisplayname 10/02/08 - 03:49 pm
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Try the clerks office webpage

Try the clerks office webpage on augustaga.gov. and a website called commonsense.com

SupremeChancellor
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SupremeChancellor 10/02/08 - 04:07 pm
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A man's home is his

A man's home is his castle....stuff like this makes me want to dig a moat.

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itamazezme 10/02/08 - 04:33 pm
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I don't care who you are.

I don't care who you are. Come to my house if the big dogs don't get you first , I'm sure my nine will finish the job!

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onehotdog 10/02/08 - 07:53 pm
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PLEASE have some

PLEASE have some R-E-S-P-E-C-T for this 23 year old CHILD, that was home helping Grandma do the chores before he went to the library to do some ready.

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patriciathomas 10/02/08 - 07:54 pm
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She will never feel safe in

She will never feel safe in that house again, KJ. And she will only return one last time to pick up her belongings. She too was threatened by one of the thugs holding a weapon to her head. She and her grandson were asleep in adjacent rooms when the thugs broke in and shot the young man. She was forced to witness the entire assault. While the neighborhood is rough, nothing justified the murder. Nothing justified the torture of the grandmother. This whole incident is the direct result of a culture of no accountability.

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