Richmond County searching for armed, dangerous murder suspect

By: Stephanie Baker Email
By: Stephanie Baker Email

Update: Roscoe has been captured.

February 21, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---Richmond County investigators are looking for a murder suspect.

28-year-old Maurice Lashaun Roscoe is accused of shooting and killing a father of two at Olive Road and MLK Jr. Boulevard.

Investigators say it happened after an argument over a girl between the victim's brother and the suspect. Now 21-year-old Pierce McClattie, Jr.'s family is mourning his loss.

The shooting leaves McClattie's two young daughters without their father and Pierce McClattie, Sr. without his son.

"He didn't bother nobody," McClattie, Sr. told News 12. "Everybody loved him. He didn't deserve what he got. It was very terrifying."

The terrifying news all when McClattie, Sr.'s other son, Lance Lamkin, got into an argument with the suspect, Maurice Roscoe, at Jennings Place. Then, investigators say, McClattie and his girlfriend got in his brother's car and he drove off...with Roscoe trailing close behind.

"The suspect pulled alongside the victim's vehicle and fired into the car," Sgt. Richard Roundtree told News 12.

Sgt. Roundtree says even thought the fight was between the suspect and the victim's brother, the shots hit the passenger side where McClattie was sitting. A neighbor who doesn't want her face shown says she heard it all happen.

"It was a bunch of gunshots, four or five gunshots," she said. "Where we stay at, it happens far too often."

Sheriff's Office records show several aggravated assaults with guns around the intersection of MLK and Olive Road over the past year. Rebecca Hawes works in the area.

"That was kind of a shock," she said. "I was surprised to hear it."

Surprising for her, scary for people who live nearby, and sad for Pierce McClattie, Jr.'s family.

"We just trusting the Lord and relying on Him. He'll see us through," McClattie, Sr. said.

The sheriff's office believes Roscoe is a danger to the community, and they're offering a cash reward for information leading to his arrest. If you know anything, call the sheriff's office. You can remain anonymous.

Authorities say Roscoe was already wanted for a Richmond County parole violation and four counts of aggravated assault in Grovetown.


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