71-year-old Hephzibah woman shoots and kills husband; names released

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#UPDATE | 10:45 am – The RCSO has released the names of the shooter and the victim in this case. The shooter has been identified as 71-year old Freda Drake.

Drake is charged with 1 count of Murder and 1 count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime and will be booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. 

The victim is identified as James Christopher Drake. It has been learned that this was the result of a domestic violence situation.


HEPHZIBAH (WJBF) – The Richmond County sheriff’s office is investigating a shooting at 3892 Wendell Street in Hephzibah.

The incident happened around 6:30 Thursday morning.

The 75-year old victim was shot in the head his wife is in police custody. No word on her charges just yet.

Investigators are labeling this incident as a homicide.

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