AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Waiting for answers tonight as the investigation continues into a deputy-involved shooting in South Augusta that sent that deputy and the suspect to the hospital.
We know that this all started with a traffic stop here at the Charlestown South apartments off of Lumpkin Road.
That deputy who’s identity has not yet been released was taken to the Augusta University Medical Center and a female suspect was also taken to that hospital both are expected to recover. I spoke to a few neighbors but only one wanted to go on camera. He says a shooting in this area comes as no surprise.
“I don’t feel safe here.”
This man who did not want to give his name says he’s only been living at Charlestown South Apartments for a year.
“This the second shooting in like the past 5 months 6 months apartment mangement has changed over twice and obviously they can’t get anything right.”
He says lives in the H building where Thursday’s shooting took place and he says that’s the same building where the last shooting happened months ago.
“They tried to up security, didn’t really up security nothing has really changed so I just need to get out of here.”
He says the landlord had cameras installed. Regardless of the new safety measures Thursday was supposed to be his last day at the apartment complex.
“I don’t know why it’s always this same building, this same particular building but this place needs some help and quickly.
He says this complex needs to be torn down mainly for safety issues.
“After the first shooting. I would think they would’ve done more and everybody else around here may stick to themselves, but you need security for any reasons someone’s car could get broken in.”
The GBI is taking over this investigation. We’re also working to learn more about how this incident unraveled and the big question, who shot who first. Hopefully, we’ll be able to share more on that officer’s condition as well as anyone else that was possibly involved in the coming days.
A Richmond County deputy was shot after conducting a traffic stop Thursday afternoon.
The deputy was shot conducting the traffic stop at Charlestowne South Apartments on the 2100 block of Lumpkin Road at 3:58pm.
The deputy has been transported to AUMC by a police vehicle. At this time, his injuries are not considered life threatening. His family has been notified.
A female suspect is in custody who has also been transported the hospital for a gunshot wound which is also believed to be non life threatening.
The Georgia Bureau Of Investigation is responding to the scene at the request of the Sheriff’s Office and the investigation will be turned over to them.
There is no further information available at this time.
Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.