Woman shot, killed in Augusta


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — A shooting is under investigation in Augusta. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help for more information regarding this incident.

Authorities say on Sunday, December 13, at 9:52 a.m., Richmond County Deputies responded to the area of 2nd Street and Walker Street in reference to a suspicious situation.

A woman, later identified as Tanya Askew, 41, of Augusta was found with at least one gunshot wound to her body. She died at the scene.

Police say Tanya was known to frequent the downtown areas of Augusta.

Tanya Askew

No suspect information has been released.

The GBI crime lab will handle the autopsy.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to please contact the Homicide Division at the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1078.

Count on NewsChannel 6 to keep you updated on this developing story.

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