Deputy-involved shooting under investigation in Augusta

Deputy Involved Shooting

#UPDATE AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — A shooting involving deputies is under investigation in Augusta.

Authorities say at around 2 a.m. on Saturday, October 10th, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1300 block of Anderson Ave in reference to a domestic dispute.

We’re told when they arrived, found 41-year old Jasper Newton, armed with a gun. He fled the scene on foot as deputies approached the home.

During the foot chase, the suspect fired several shots at deputies who returned fire, according to Sgt. William McCarty.

Newton continued fleeing and was located by deputies at a home on Poplar Street. He again fired several shots at deputies, who again returned fire.

He crawled underneath a home where he was ultimately taken into custody and found to have suffered a gunshot wound.

He was transported to Augusta University Medical Center E.R. and at this time, his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The investigation has been turned over to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. None of the deputies were shot, but one deputy was taken for treatment for a fractured hand.

As a result of the investigation, Newton has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault relating to the domestic incident, three counts of Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Once Newton is released from the hospital, he will be transported to the Webster Detention Center to be processed for the charges.

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