Man shot, killed after argument

By: Lynnsey Gardner Email
By: Lynnsey Gardner Email

April 29, 2007

AUGUSTA, Ga.---A young father was gunned down right in front of his apartment early yesterday morning. Now Richmond County deputies are searching for his killer.

22-year-old Robert Anthony Love died after being shot three times at the Greens on Washington apartment complex on Washington Road.

The first 48 hours are crucial in solving any crime. That's why Richmond County investigators are waiting no time trying to find out who killed Robert Love and why. Richmond County's Major Case Squad was out in full force today.

"We're back to the basics," said Sgt. Richard Roundtree. "Back at the crime scene and interviewing neighbors and witnesses and making them aware, and we found a lot of people at the apartment complex were unaware a murder had occurred in their own neighborhood."

"We were moving out before this, but this is going to push us along," said neighbor Anthony Chrisone. "We're getting out of here."

But Robert wasn't as lucky.

Investigators say he was out with family that Friday night and was dropped off by a relative around 5 am Saturday morning.

That relative says he last saw Robert Love walking towards his home in the 1015 building.

At some point a fight broke out between Robert and one suspect in front of the bushes.

One neighbor heard it all from his bedroom.

"Heard soft talk at first, then it got louder and louder, and an argument started," the man said. "Then all of the sudden pop pop pop."

He ran to his window and saw Robert Love fighting for his life.

"I looked out my window and saw a guy standing over him and smacking him with a gun. I called 911, and when I looked back he was gone."

Now this neighbor wishes he could have done more to help investigators bring Robert's killer to justice.

"Wish I had been more awake, so I could hear what they were talking about to help identify the person, because I never seen his face."

Now that Robert Love is gone, his community is coming together to see that justice is served.

"To be my neighbor, I feel it--I feel for the family, and my heart goes out to them, and I hope they catch him, because he's only out there waiting for somebody else."

Investigators have developed a description on one of the men they are looking for. He is a black male, 24 to 30 years old, about 5 feet 9 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and a blue or black jacket with small twists in his hair or a low afro.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the sheriff's office.

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  • by Jalisha Location: augusta on May 4, 2007 at 05:48 AM
    how you gone post a comment like that ( Shaketa from south carolina) you must of didn't know Robert. He was a good person he never bothered anybody. I went to school with him and we played in the band together. He was cool with everybody and was there when you needed him. Learn how to write to I think you meant to say they shouldn't of been arguing in the first place. who is you to say that you don't know why they was arguing and what lead up to that. The person who shot robert shouldn't have took it that far b/c i know for a fact that robert wasn't gone shoot him and take his life but before you post another comment like that think before you write.
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2007 at 07:23 AM
    thats was my cousin who they had shout.
  • by Jon Location: Stapleton on May 1, 2007 at 07:06 AM
    This was going to kill Mr. Love away because he waited outside of his home for him. My heart goes out to his family and friends. May God bless of each of you.
  • by shaketa Location: southcarolina on Apr 30, 2007 at 03:41 PM
    they should been in a argument in the first places.
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