AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Monday morning, around 7:23 a.m., Richmond County Deputies responded to the 1900 block of Old Savannah Road in reference to a deceased person.

Upon arrival, deputies located a male victim that had been shot at least one time.

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The victim was found by a passing motorist who notified the Sheriff’s Office.

Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says the victim is 72-year-old Johnnie Coleman of the 200 block of Holloway Drive in Augusta. He was pronounced dead at 7:58 am.

An autopsy has been scheduled with the GBI lab.

Officials say they are in the early stages of the investigation.