AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) — One man is dead and one person was charged after a shooting at the Smart Grocery convenience store on the 3200 block of Wrightsboro Road.
According to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigators arrived at the store just before 11:30 a.m. in reference to gun shots. They located 17-year-old Zayquantez Jones who had been shot at least once.
Jones was transported to Augusta University Medical Center where he died from his injuries around 1:15 p.m.
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged 17-year-old Darontaye Cummings with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, and possession of an article with altered Identification.
Further investigation revealed that a second person that was in custody was determined to have no involvement and was released.
Details about what led up to the shooting have not yet been provided. An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the GBI Crime Lab outside of Atlanta.
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