Suspect denied bond in deadly Watkins Street shooting

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#UPDATE | AUGUSTA, Ga, (WJBF) – DeMarcus Bright has been denied bond in the murder of Jermaine Sims.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.


#UPDATE | AUGUSTA, Ga, (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the shooting death of, Jermaine Sims, 31 years old of the 3800 Block Wendell St., Hephzibah, Ga.

Sims was shot on the 200 block of Watkins Street yesterday, December 15th around 7:30pm 

Sims was taken to Augusta University Medical Center where he was pronounced dead just after 1:00 this morning.

Sims will be taken to the GBI Lab for an autopsy.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County Deputies are on the scene investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday evening.

Around 7:30 P.M. deputies were dispatched to the 200 block of Watkins St. A man was shot and sent to the Augusta University Medical Center emergency room. His injuries are considered to be life-threatening.

The shooting is reported to have occurred as a result of a robbery. The suspect is being questioned on the scene.

There are no other details at this time. Stay tuned to NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.

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