Augusta man shot, killed during home robbery attempt

Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009 11:34 PM
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An Augusta man was shot and killed tonight during an attempted armed robbery, according to Richmond County investigators.

Antonio Daniel Willis, 27, was pronounced dead about 9 p.m. at the Medical College of Georgia Hospital after being shot on the right side of his neck, said Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald.

An autopsy was planned at the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Augusta crime lab, Mr. McDonald said.

Mr. Willis and his girlfriend had been at his Sunset Villas apartment off the 1700 block of Essie McIntyre Boulevard when a man wearing a ski mask knocked on the door and the girlfriend answered, Mr. McDonald said investigators told him.

The man demanded money and a shot went off from the suspect’s rifle, which was described as like an AK47, Mr. McDonald said.

Mr. Willis was sitting on the couch at the time, he said.

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WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/03/09 - 12:37 am
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This happened about 8:30pm.

This happened about 8:30pm. Only 3 hours, not too bad - getting better!

baronvonreich
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baronvonreich 12/03/09 - 01:05 am
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Here's a tip. Spend $10 bucks

Here's a tip. Spend $10 bucks to drill a hole in your door and insert a peephole with a fisheye lens.

wcorowitz
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wcorowitz 12/03/09 - 01:30 am
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Something seems fishy!!!

Something seems fishy!!!

humbleopinion
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humbleopinion 12/03/09 - 01:36 am
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I agree. It just doesn't

I agree. It just doesn't sound like an isolated incident. Maybe a jealous ex boyfriend or something, or maybe a drug deal gone bad.........

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gargoyle 12/03/09 - 01:53 am
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If memory is correct thats

If memory is correct thats only 2 or 3 blocks from the other shooting tonight ...

CalvinCool
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CalvinCool 12/03/09 - 01:53 am
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Golly-Gee! Given the fact

Golly-Gee!
Given the fact that this
(A) occured on "Essie McIntyre Blvd" and that the crime
(B) occured at "Sunset Villas" housing project, is anyone particularly suspcious that the offending mkscreant might just be someone who does not have to worry about tanning?
Book'em Dano!
Anyone else sick of this tired parade of ethnic violence? Where is the the 'respect' that we all hear these pinheads demanding to be paid to them?
Here is a hint- before you demand respect- how about acting as if you actually merit it.

larryjamesgalvan
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larryjamesgalvan 12/03/09 - 03:58 am
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calvin cool are you retarded,

calvin cool are you retarded, or maybe you just arent a logical person folks like you are the reason i say im not white. dont you think people are trying to stop crime in their communities and its an isolated incodent. imn sure the minority community wants a crime free community for their children to grow up in. no one points the finger at whites when one of us goes on a serial killing spree or abducts and touches little children.

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/03/09 - 05:28 am
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Let me see, the last one to

Let me see, the last one to make the news for committing offenses like that was just shot and killed by Seattle police. Maybe I need to adjust the color tint on my monitor the next time I look at his picture.

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/03/09 - 05:31 am
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From November 2004 - Antonio

From November 2004 - Antonio Daniel Willis, 22, of the 2800 block of Joy Road, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana; six years in prison, followed by two years' probation, fined $1,500 and ordered to submit to drug and alcohol screens. Here is the like to the AC blurb - http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/111804/met_2458235.shtml . Another angel goes to heaven.

robbie1
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robbie1 12/03/09 - 07:53 am
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You guys use this to make

You guys use this to make racist comments? You're too sad.

smartie
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smartie 12/03/09 - 08:05 am
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yeah, larry. black people

yeah, larry. black people never molest children. you're an idiot.

breon331
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breon331 12/03/09 - 08:49 am
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Robbie - You hit the nail on

Robbie - You hit the nail on the head. I guess everyone forgot that a life was loss. I bet some of you claim to be religious but yet you trample on a man's grave by justifying his death with assumption.

RIPAmerica
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RIPAmerica 12/03/09 - 08:51 am
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The killer in Cleveland who

The killer in Cleveland who killed 11 (that they know of) and STORED THE BODIES in his house, just happened to be a "protected minority" so larryjamescharliepopkorn kma.

Niki9
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Niki9 12/03/09 - 09:30 am
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I see ignorance is still

I see ignorance is still running rampant in Augusta. Can somebody please explain to me what does race have to do with this? If you read the article it says " Home robbery attempt" which means he was in the comfort of his own home and someone came in and killed him. He wasn't out standing on the street he was in his home. You never excpect for someone to invade your home and kill you. Have some respect for his mother. Some people are sooo sad. I knew Antonio personally and he was one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. My condolences go out to his family

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skidrowjoe 12/03/09 - 09:40 am
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Niki, only street corners can

Niki, only street corners can be used for drug deals, you talking from experience? How are all these criminals, "just the nicest person you would ever want to meet". Does this say something about the poster?

WiiTodd
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WiiTodd 12/03/09 - 09:48 am
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Niki - A black thug convicted

Niki - A black thug convicted felon on probation was killed in "Da Hood" by another black thug who wanted to steal his drugs. Is that not a "racial concern"? I think we ought to provide them with marksmanship training and send them free ammo if the black leaders won't clean up their own communities. It saves RCSO the trauma of having to exterminate the vermin.

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edubb 12/03/09 - 10:16 am
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@WiiTodd You are sooooo

@WiiTodd

You are sooooo hateful. You don't even care that this person was killed. You really make your self look bad not the people are talking about as if your better. HA your funny.

@ Skidrowjoe...If you think Nikki is talking from experience aren't you doing the same thing?

Let's face it. Some of you guys on here are just racists idiots and will never get from behind the computer and tell someone how you feel to their face...It is really a shame that your so miserable and passive about becoming successful that the only thing that makes you feel better is to live a life full of HATE.

Im from Augusta and was down there just the other day for Thanksgiving and the city is poor and falling way behind. How about getting your Mayor and city officals to get some dang JOBS down their so you guys can fill a little better about yourselves.

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InChristLove 12/03/09 - 10:16 am
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"I bet some of you claim to

"I bet some of you claim to be religious " posted by breon331. Why is it that when someone makes a racist or negative comment you automatically blame people with religious faith. More often it's the unsaved or unreligious (if you love that term so much) that are making these kinds of statements. I guess the part "claim to be religious" is a good point because most individuals who truly try to follow Christ's teachings would not be making these kinds of statements. A man has lost his life. Whether he was an ex con, drug dealer, or your average joe...a family has lost a love one.

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skidrowjoe 12/03/09 - 10:33 am
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edub, I asked nikki a

edub, I asked nikki a question. as for you, I will tell you to your face that you are an idiot. By the way, what did I say that was racist. It appears that you are talking about yourself!

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edubb 12/03/09 - 11:02 am
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Hey Skidrowjoe The remainder

Hey Skidrowjoe

The remainder of my comment was directed mainly @WiiTodd and who ever that is particiapting in race biating and hate speech.

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lwatson1 12/03/09 - 11:19 am
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man look yall pinkies talk

man look yall pinkies talk about a person yall dont even know, putting up a brother record from the past trying to make somebody look bad, but this is the wrong time to to talk bad about somebody. yall pinkies always trying to make black people look bad.. when really pinkies worse then black people could ever be... yall nasty , just dirty, dont care what yall kids do... yall methheads and yall talkin bad about a black male chillin at his crib who you dont know nothin about.. like nikki said i know this man personally and he was a real cool dude and i dont think his mom would appreciate your comments. i just personally want to say f yall pinkies for my dog tonio. rip my boy.

lwatson1
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lwatson1 12/03/09 - 11:21 am
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yall should be ashamed of

yall should be ashamed of yall selves racist honkies

Niki9
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Niki9 12/03/09 - 11:21 am
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As I stated before I see

As I stated before I see Ignorance is still running rampant in Augusta. Glad I no longer live there. Some people are so hateful. To answer skidrowejoes Ignorant question.. No sweetie it doesn't say anything about the poster and I don't speak from experience. Let's make it clear I am a very successful, intelligent woman who holds her own. I do know that arguing with a ignorant person gets you nowhere. So I will no longer participate in this stupidity so don't even bother responding. Please and Thank You. Like I said before I knew him and he was a sweet guy. Period. I send my condolences to his family again.

skidrowjoe
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skidrowjoe 12/03/09 - 11:24 am
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1watson1, ha, loved your

1watson1, ha, loved your post--you should be a commedian, you can't be that stupid. For you Niki, congrats!

ya-ya
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ya-ya 12/03/09 - 11:34 am
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@lwatson1...I am cracking

@lwatson1...I am cracking up!! That's the way you tell these "pinkies" off!!!! The Augusta Chronicle reports stories that keep the racist comments flowing so why bother getting offended when these fools make comments. @skidrowjoe..that's probably where you are from, skid row, and you would NOT say the things you say so freely on this site to a person's face because you would get the s**t slapped right outta your racist pig mouth!

lwatson1
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lwatson1 12/03/09 - 11:34 am
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Man f*ck you skid roe... You

Man f*ck you skid roe... You only talkin like that cause you on a computer u f*ckin geek... dis was my homeboy and i see yall honkies disrespecting a person who just passed.. yall got life messed up... yall right we shouldnt be killin our.. we should target yall racist honkies... you make me want to slap the taste out your mouth ...

lwatson1
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lwatson1 12/03/09 - 11:38 am
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look they so racist they

look they so racist they takin my comments off.. `yall crackers aint got nothing better to do then to disrespect the dead..

ya-ya
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ya-ya 12/03/09 - 11:40 am
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that's ok lwatson1, I read

that's ok lwatson1, I read them and they were hilarious!!! Keep 'em coming!!

lwatson1
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lwatson1 12/03/09 - 11:41 am
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and for the record I been to

and for the record I been to prison, and the worst people i seen was them crackers...cooking Methamphetamines, murderers, child molestors, rapists, and junkies, yall just at the bottom of the barrell. aint no money in molesting children. Like I say yall just got life messed up.. yeah i bet yall aint got nothin else to say.

lwatson1
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lwatson1 12/03/09 - 11:45 am
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cat got yall crackers

cat got yall crackers tongue...

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