Deputies investigate shooting at Olive Road and Eagles Way in Augusta
AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County deputies now say a man opened fire on Olive Road early Monday morning because he thought someone was under his car.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Christopher Nelson is charged with reckless conduct, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, and possession of cocaine.
Deputies were called at 5:53 a.m. to Olive Road and Eagles Way, according to Richmond County dispatchers.
While one person was initially reported down and a victim was reportedly shot multiple times, deputies now say no one was injured in connection with this case.
Shell casings and possibly a rifle were reportedly found at the scene, according to initial reports.
The crime scene was reportedly an auto shop, according to deputies at the scene.
As of about 6:45 a.m., no one had been transported to a hospital, according to ambulance dispatchers, who said rescue crews were still on the scene.
Around 6:07 a.m., loud gunshots were reported on Bertram Court. It was unknown whether the incidents were related.
The shooting came on the heels of others over the weekend in the CSRA:
- An apparent murder-suicide claimed the lives of Dekia Ruffin and Hiawatha Adams on Umbrella Circle in Martinez between Riverwatch Parkway and Baston Road. Their bodies were found Sunday night.
- The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Jshanine Nicole Barish shot attorney Robert McDonald on Saturday at 119 Davis Road in reference to a real estate transaction and closing.
- Authorities say Demarcus Thomas, 25, is wanted on numerous charges, including aggravated assault. They say Thomas shot one person in the leg Saturday at Castle Pines trailer park on Mike Padgett Highway around 1:30 a.m.
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