Shooting victim is identified

The victim in the shooting on Augusta's Sixth Avenue this morning has been tentatively identified as Charles Rodriquez Harris, 41, with no known address.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office, it is trying to notify any next of kin of Mr. Harris. Arrest records indicate that he might also have been known as Marquet Jones.

Coroner Grover Tuten said an autopsy found that the victim died of a gunshot wound to the back and abdomen.

Anyone who knows a family member of Mr. Harris (Jones) is asked to call the Coroner’s Office at 706 821-2382.

Sheriff's Lt. Scott Peebles said the victim was shot as he tried to break into a home in the 1000 block of Sixth Avenue shortly after 9 a.m.

Police questioned and released a person in connection with the incident.

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