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Suspect arrested in shooting that killed 37-year-old Augusta man

De’Quinn Hamlin,
De’Quinn Hamlin,(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 24, 2021 at 2:08 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2021 at 10:04 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says one person is behind bars after a shooting left one man dead Sunday morning in Augusta.

At 5:39 a.m., deputies responded to 2526 Milledgeville Road in the Augusta Estates Mobile Home Park in reference to a shooting.

Deputies say they found a male victim, identified as 37-year-old Ladon Burley Jr., who had been shot at least once in his home. He was pronounced deceased on the scene.

Investigators have arrested De’Quinn Hamlin, 34, of Augusta. He’s being charged with murder, kidnapping, possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime and criminal damage to property. He has been booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

Burley will be autopsied this week at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lab.

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