Man dead after shooting at Pizza Hut near Highland Avenue

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UPDATE 9:50 a.m. 03/11/2020 (WJBF) – Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen has released the identity of a man who died earlier following a shooting.

27-year-old Donnell Graham was found in the driver’s side of a burgundy 1994 Grand Marquise suffering from a gunshot wound behind the Pizza Hut building on Wrightsboro Road across from Daniel Village. Graham lived near T.W. Josey High School.

After first responders reacted to a call of shots fired at the scene shortly after 10:40 p.m., Tuesday night. Graham was pronounced dead approximately 30 minutes later after being transported to Augusta University Medical Center.

An autopsy will be performed at the GBI lab in Atlanta.

While one person was placed in custody near the scene, there is no word yet on whether charges have been filed or if there are other persons of interest being sought in this case.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Around 10:43 P.M. Tuesday night, Richmond County Deputies responded to Pizza Hut on Wrightsboro Rd. near Highland Avenue in reference to a shooting.

When deputies arrived on the scene, they found a man who had been shot. The man was transported to AUMC ER where he died from his injuries.

Sheriff’s investigators have responded to the scene. There is no information on a suspect or suspects at this time.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 6 for more on this developing investigation.

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