One dead in Milledgeville Rd shooting, search continues for suspect

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The victim of the shooting incident earlier this week has now died from his injuries.

27-year-old Dominic Brown has died after being shot in the head Monday at the Short Stop on Milledgeville Road.

Brown was taken to Augusta University following the shooting Monday. He was pronounced dead Thursday at 1:11 pm.

He will be autopsied at the GBI la in Atlanta.

Richmond County investigators are working on a new case. First responders rushed to the corner of Deans Bridge and Milledgeville Roads Monday afternoon responding to a shooting.

“In our society, today violence is something that we have to live with,” said Augusta Commissioner Dennis Williams.

The Sherrif’s Office reports the shooting happened at 5:20 p.m., at Short Stop. Deputies said they found a 27-year-old man wounded. The shooting happened in Commissioner Williams’ district. He got to the scene shortly after the shooting happened.

He said, “Crime is something that we have to deal with and it may be bad today but it will be better tomorrow.”

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the shooting victim was shot in the head. He was then quickly taken to Augusta University Medical Center. Some witnesses tell NewsChannel 6 the man was shot while on a bicycle.

The business, according to responding deputies, had been struck multiple times while the store’s two clerks and a customer were inside.

Bullets fired during the incident didn’t only hit the victim and the building, a bullet was also found to have entered a nearby car with a woman and her three children, ages 1, 4, and 7, inside. The woman nor her children were harmed in the shooting.

Commissioner Williams said the Short Stop was recently upgraded and he hardly ever gets calls about the business.

He added, “It’s fairly new. It’s freshly painted. They’ve done a lot of work to bring it up and it’s a good-looking facility. A lot better than what it used to be.”

If you know anything about the shooting at Short Stop, contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080. Your tip could bring the shooting suspect or suspects to justice.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies are investigating a shooting that happened at the Short Stop convenience store on Milledgeville Road.

The shooting occurred at 5:20 p.m. Upon arrival, deputies located a 27-year-old male victim with at least one gunshot wound to the head.

The victim was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The Criminal Investigation Division is on the scene investigating at this time. There is no other information available.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.

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