Arrest made in shooting incident at Windsor Springs Road shopping center

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#UPDATE | June 7, 2021 (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a suspect in the Windsor Springs Road shopping center shooting incident on Friday.

36-year old Deangelo Fortson is behind bars and charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.

No word on what lead up to the shooting.


AUGUSTA (WJBF) – Richmond County investigators are searching for a suspect in an early morning shooting incident at a local shopping center.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shopping center on Windsor Springs Road following reports of gun shots, just before 6 a.m. Friday.

Investigators tell us that 42-year-old Lavosier Hunt had come that morning to work out at Planet Fitness with a female friend.

It was then that 36-year-old Deangelo Fortson allegedly pulled up and parked next to Hunt’s vehicle, got out and shot 12 times at Hunt, striking the vehicle multiple times before leaving the scene.

No injuries were reported.

Fortson is now wanted on charges of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.

No word on a motive.

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