Deputies deal with 2 shooting calls in Augusta, two miles apart
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office dealt with two shootings within an hour of each other and less than two miles apart.
The first shooting, a domestic incident, was reported at 7:17 p.m. Sunday in the 3600 block of Goldfinch Drive, according to authorities.
Upon arrival, a deputy spoke with Erica Davis, 29, who didn’t wish to speak to officers and was uncooperative at the time of the call, according to authorities. She was detained pending further information, according to authorities.
The victim was a 30-year-old man found near Meadowbrook and Sturnidae drives with an apparent gunshot wound to his arm and side, authorities reported.
While the deputy was trying to verify information, Davis made several spontaneous utterances about the incident “and stated she accidentally shot the victim while they were involved in a verbal/physical altercation,” the deputy wrote.
Davis was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm or knife during a crime and aggravated assault, according to authorities.
In a separate incident in Augusta, one person was taken to a hospital with injuries suffered in a shooting just before 8 p.m. Sunday.
After arriving at the crime scene in the 3600 block of Massoit Drive, a deputy found the victim, a 33-year-old man, on the floor in the rear bedroom of the residence. The victim said he had gotten into an altercation with someone and had been shot in the back of the right leg.
The deputy applied a tourniquet before an ambulance arrived and took the victim to a hospital.
Authorities said Monday morning they are looking for Jarvis Bonner, 20, on suspicion of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection with the incident.
Anyone with information on Bonner is urged to call Investigator Josh Evans at 706-821-1085 or any violent crimes investigator at 706-821-1020 or 821-1080.
District Attorney Natalie Paine characterized both Augusta shootings as domestic incidents.
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