UPDATED: Suspect Identified in Richmond County's 3rd Homicide - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

UPDATED: Suspect Identified in Richmond County's 3rd Homicide

By Jillian Benfield

Richmond County Sheriff’s Investigators have identified 24 year old Christopher Gary Smith of the 100 block of East Armour Street as the suspect in the shooting death of Doniel Jamal Hicks. 

Smith is currently being sought but his whereabouts are unknown.  Warrants are outstanding for Smith for Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime. 

The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Smith.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080, 706-821-1020 or the TIP Line 1-866-939-5050.  Callers may remain anonymous.


Richmond County Sheriff's investigators are searching for a killer.











Shots rang out at 201 East Telfair street around 1:20 P.M. Saturday, that's at the Riverglen Apartments.

?Investigators on the scene tell WJBF News Channel Six that 1 man was shot in the back.

Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen tells us the victim is 24 year old Doniel Hicks. He was pronounced dead at 1:56 P.M. on Saturday at Georgia Health Sciences Medical Center.

Investigators say Hicks was shot in the upper torso and died as a result of the gunshot injury.

Investigators are following up on leads and the investigation is in its early stages. No further information is being released at this time.

?Count On WJBF News Channel 6 to bring you more information as soon as we get it.

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