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Pair arrested after shoot-out injures 4 at Augusta nightclub

Bertram Owen and Kameron Jones
Bertram Owen and Kameron Jones(WRDW)
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:02 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2021 at 5:26 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people have been charged in an Augusta nightclub shooting that left four victims with injuries early Friday.

At 2:05 a.m., the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to 519 Broad St., Sumyung Ho Night Club, in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies located four victims who had been shot.

The first victim was Jerome Stroud, who was the club’s security guard and was shot in the left foot. The second victim was Larry Latham, who was struck in the left foot. The third victim was Trudale Foster, who was grazed on the right foot and right thigh, and the fourth victim was Jamal Lee, who was struck in the right foot.

All victims were transported to a hospital and treated for injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Criminal Investigation Division responded to the scene and their investigation led to the arrests of two subjects for this incident, Kameron Jones and Bertram Owen, according to deputies.

Arrest warrants state Jones pulled out handgun and began firing indiscriminately into a crowd of people at the club.

Owen’s warrants states he fired “offensively” at Jones, striking him in his right butt cheek.

Jones was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. Owen was also charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon during a violent crime but he also faces an additional charge for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon for a 2015 terroristic threats and acts conviction.

Authorities said law enforcement patrols have been increased in the area.

“We will have concentrated patrols in and around the Broad Street area,” sheriff’s Sgt. William McCarty said.

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