Investigators seek help in solving murder of cellist


May 12, 2008

AUGUSTA, G.---Richmond County deputies passed out fliers Monday, asking for help in solving the city's latest murder.

That after the shooting death of David Reader, 26, at East Augusta Commons apartment complex late Saturday night. The crime scene is in the East Boundary area.

Reader was the principal cellist with the Augusta Symphoney, and he had just played in a concert that night in Evans.

Reader was found dead in his car. Sheriff's Lieutenant Scott Peebles told News 12 Reader may have been in that area trying to buy drugs.
Reader was shot in the chest.

Deputies told News 12 earlier they were looking for a couple of young men as suspects.

News 12 will have updates on this story throughout the day.

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  • by Kate Location: Norcross on May 15, 2008 at 05:43 PM
    I played in a string trio for a year and a half with David at Georgia State. He was such a good person and so talented. This is a senseless crime, and I hope they found the people that did this and bring them to justice. I will miss him very much.
  • by Busta Location: Brown on May 15, 2008 at 12:04 PM
    The young lady who slept with the Band Director said she didn't want other people to go what she went through..........what was that exactly, she consented and she knew better, he's stupid but she needs to stop playing the victim role and take responsibility.
  • by Willa Zambezi Location: Atlanta Ga on May 13, 2008 at 06:38 AM
    David and i went to church together, he was such a caring person and always had a smile on his face, he was encouraging to many of us... I am suddened by his death, my thoughts and prayers are with his family but i know that he is in a better place with his heavenly father...
  • by Olivia Location: Atlanta on May 12, 2008 at 01:42 PM
    David and I went to school together at CCM, and then later in grad school at Georgia State. He was a kind and intelligent young man and a great cellist. I am saddened by the news of his death.
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