2 dead following shooting in Augusta; suspect in custody


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — Two people are dead following a shooting in Augusta.

The incident happened at the Private Eye Club on Thomas Lane just before 2 a.m., Saturday, December 7, according to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

Charles Edward Lawson, III, 28, of Hephzibah, was shot at least once. He was transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he later died.

Ja Brie Savonjay Dominguez, 23, of Augusta was also shot at least once and was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy will be conducted on both victims at the GBI Lab, Coroner Bowen added.

During the course of the investigation, the Georgia State Patrol and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle leaving the scene.

The driver of that vehicle, later identified as Antoine Redfield, 19, of Augusta, was detained for questioning.

Redfield was later arrested. He’s facing two counts of murder, aggravated assault, and related gun charges.

FIRST LOOK: Antoine Redfield, 19, of Augusta is facing charges in connection with the shooting death of two people at a local nightclub, Saturday morning. He’s currently being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

The 19-year-old is currently being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

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