Two suspects in custody after shooting, multi-county high speed chase on I-20

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COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – Two suspects are in custody following a multi-county chase that ended in McDuffie County.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and CID responded to the 500 block of Sanctuary Drive in Augusta in reference to a shooting at 4:50 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

Once there, deputies found a 27-year-old male victim with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Two suspects involved in the incident, now identified as 24-year-old Anquavius Hill and 24-year-old Nichole Patterson, led a pursuit with deputies through multiple counties that ended in McDuffie County on I-20 where the vehicle crashed into the guardrail at mile marker 179.

Nichole Patterson

One of the suspects reportedly fled into the woods on foot and was quickly located and taken into custody.

After being taken into custody, Hill reportedly received treatment for a gunshot wound to the leg. The gunshot wound was received in the altercation leading up to the chase and was not officer-involved according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office.

Patterson is charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage to Property 1st degree, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Crime and various traffic charges.

Hill is charged with Armed Robbery, Aggravated Assault, Criminal Damage to Property 1st degree, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon and Possession of a Firearm during Commission of a Crime.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing story.

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