Man attempting robbery shot at least once, dies at local hospital


RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) — The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly shooting.

The incident took place in the 2800 block Lumpkin Road just after 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 19.

Ryan Lovett, 20, of Hephzibah was shot at least once and transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he later died, according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

“The investigation into the incident indicates that Lovette had gone to the residence and attempted to rob a subject there at gunpoint prior to being shot,” according to Sgt. Caleb Lee.

An autopsy will be performed at the GBI crime lab.

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