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Man found shot dead on Ashley Drive in Augusta

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Published: Sep. 26, 2021 at 9:55 AM EDT
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In an earlier version of this story, it was reported the shooting occurred on Ashley Circle. We have confirmed with the sheriff’s office that there was an error in the news release, and the shooting occurred on Ashley Drive.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Around 12:17 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to a call at the 2100 block of Ashley Drive. The sheriff’s office says when deputies arrived at the residence, they found a 38-year-old Shawn Couch in the backyard, shot.

They tell News 12 he was sent to Augusta University Medical Center, but was pronounced dead at 1:02 a.m..

Deputies say they have a suspect in custody, and the coroner’s office says Couch’s body will be sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for autopsy.

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