UPDATE | 01/23/2020 | 5:00 P.M AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Dispatched released the 911 calls regarding the stabbing on Wednesday night.
UPDATE | 01/23/2020 | 4:00 P.M AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Biotest has released a statement:
The Richmond County Sheriff’s office has an active investigation ongoing surrounding the terrible events that took place. Our thoughts are with the family. We are cooperating fully with the investigation. We thank our employees for acting quickly to help prevent any additional injuries. Our number one priority is always the health and safety of our employees and donors.
UPDATE | 01/23/2020 | 4:00 P.M. – AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect regarding the deadly stabbing that happened inside the Biotest Plasma Center on Peach Orchard Road Wednesday.
“For the while that we have been here, we’ve seen cars coming in and out. People who say they weren’t aware of the stabbing that took place on Wednesday night.”
In a video we received, you can see the suspect identified as Keunte Green hovering over David Boykin, the victim. Investigators say Green and Boykin got into a argument that became deadly.
Vivian Preston came to the center on Thursday to donate blood, and told us something like this has happened here before…
“Somebody told me somebody already went in there with a gun before. This was about a couple weeks ago,” says Preston.
We received that video around 9:30 p.m. but the Biotest Plasma Center closes at 8 p.m. on weekdays. Tammy Page explains why crews work late sometimes.
“They take people up to 8 p.m.,” says Page. “The employees aren’t getting out till 10. After they clean up and get the last person out. It takes a while, if you walk in at 7:56, they still have to take you but you’re looking at a donation of at least an hour.”
The center sees some of the donors frequently and the reason for that is simple.
“Do they pay you?”
“Yes, you get paid for your donation,” says Page.
“I haven’t been in a while, like 6 months but $40 to $50 dollars.”
The victim, David Boykin, died from his injuries.
“This literally lets me know you can’t be safe no where these days,” says Vivian Preston.
Some are questioning how the incident got this far.
“Normally there is security in there and he’s usually on top of it,” says Page.
The Biotest Plasma Center has kept their doors closed since the Wednesday night incident. Page says this is just another eye opener.
“We are in 30906, so you always have to watch yourself and watch your back.”
We also spoke to some people who did not wish to go on camera but they say that they are shocked that something like this happened here. They say the violence is getting out of hand and it needs to stop.
UPDATE | 01/23/2020 | 9:15 A.M. – AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect regarding the deadly stabbing that happened inside the Biotest Plasma Center on Peach Orchard Road Wednesday, January 22nd.
Keunte Green has been identified as the suspect, according to police.
Police say Green and David Boykin, the victim, got into a verbal argument then it became deadly.
Allegedly Green, “brandished a large bladed instrument and stabbed Boykin several times.”
Green is being held at the Carles B. Webster Detention Center.
He is charged with murder and possession of a knife during a the commission of a crime.
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a deadly stabbing. Investigators say they were called to the Biotest Plasma Center on Peach Orchard Road around 8:20 p.m. on January 22nd.
When law enforcement got to the scene, they found 42-year-old David Boykin stabbed multiple times. Boykin died from injuries at the scene.
A suspect tried to run away but deputies caught him a short time later. He is in custody.
The stabbing investigation is in the early stages but continue to count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 for any further developments with this story.
The Biotest Plasma Center on Peach Orchard Road is closed today, January 23rd.
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