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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  • by Anonymous Location: aug on Jan 1, 2009 at 11:00 AM
    i hate what happen he did't deserve that lord help his brother i'm praying 4 the fam please do the same
  • by Octavius Location: Augusta, GA on Sep 24, 2008 at 02:48 PM
    To the Roscoe family, I pray that you find peace in your family, and find a way to deal with all of the sorrow that has taken place in the pass year. It must be hard to know that a relative of yours, will be in prison, and one day killed, by means of lethal injection. The Bible says, "Be still and know, that I am God." God is...EVERYTHING! He is able to not only keep you from falling, but keep falling from you, which means, if you stay with him, you will never fail, you may fall sometimes, but you will get back up, and if you go through the fire, you won't get burnt. As for my family, the McClatties, this is not the first death we've had in our family, and certainly not the first one to have happened this way. So family, keep pressing on. As of now, times are TOO HARD! Gas prices, food prices, health care, mortgages, and utilities. We need to put aside our hurt, not for PJ, but for us. When we do that, PJ, Grandma, and everyone else in Heaven will smile. Si se puedemos! YES WE CAN!
  • by Octavius Location: Augusta on Sep 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    Well, it's been a little over a year now. People in the McClattie family, as well as yours truly, are still in pain. My cousin, PJ, was a very good person to everyone. He never greeted you with anything less than a smile. Every time he saw me,whether it was in the mall, Wal-Mart, or at a family dinner, he would always say, "Wus sup cuz? Everything all right?" He would always say that and smile. The last day that I say my cousin PJ, up and breathing, was at his last family dinner, the day before his death. The dinner itself seemed kind of cloudy, like a big fog was in the house, and everyone seem like we were in a depressed or quite mood. PJ came walking in, and when ever he did, everyone would give him our full attention. He was grinning from ear to ear. I don't know why PJ had to depart from us. But PJ, just give Grandma a big hug and kiss for us! Because if I had the chance to turn time around, I would have taken that bullet for you without a second guess! (TEARS) Love ya PJ!
  • by Kristian Location: Skool on May 15, 2007 at 07:51 AM
    well itz been 4months since my uncle pj has passed.. n he didn't deserve any of it. but i love you Pj an may u rest in peace.. Love you always n foreva your niece Kristian I HOPE PEOPLE WILL LEARN FROM ALL THIS STUFF THAT HAS HAPPENED
  • by Anonymous on May 13, 2007 at 06:27 PM
    {My}Pierce didn't deserve what happened to him at all. He was a crowd favorite and one of my favorites. He will forever be missed and never forgotten. I hold alot of memories in my heart and mind and they will never go away.Forever i will always keep Pj {my pierce} in my heart.LOVE YA LOTS BABE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Cousin on May 2, 2007 at 10:27 AM
    It's been almost 3 months and I am still torn over P.J. when I think about his love, smiles, and laugher makes me a little stronger each day and I thank God I had a chance to share that with him while he was here on earth. You only have one life to live so it's best to Keep God first, take 1 day at a time and most of all tell that person you love them while they are here because once their gone it's too late. I love you P. and I pray I get to see you at the cross road.
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