Victims identified in deadly shooting on Copse Drive, suspect deceased

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AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) – A deadly shooting is under investigation in Richmond County.

Deputies responded to a reported shooting on the 5000 block of Copse Drive, Sunday night around 8:47 pm.

Upon arrival deputies found two victims had been shot, both deceased. They’ve been identified as 46-year old Tammy Briggs and 21-year old April Williams.

The victims’ bodies will be sent to the GBI crime lab for autopsies.

Investigators say the suspect, 58-year-old James Lamont Briggs, later died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, on Monday.

This is a developing story.

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