Update: Man arrested in connection to Moore Road deadly shooting

Rickey Smith, 62, was arrested in connection to Friday

Rickey Smith (WRDW-TV)

Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Rickey Smith, 62, was arrested in connection to Friday's Moore Road shooting.

Smith was charged with murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

Christopher Padgett, 39, of Augusta was shot at least once in the chest and pronounced dead 11:09 p.m., Chief Deputy Coroner Mark Bowen said. An autopsy is scheduled in Atlanta at the GBI Crime Lab.

Deputies answered responded to a call on the 1900 Block of Moore Road in regards to an injured person.

When the arrived, they found two people had been shot. One victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim was shot in the torso and has been transported to Georgia Regents for treatment.

This is the second homicide in Richmond County this year.


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