Two arrested in Augusta hotel shooting; victim in critical condition

Derrick Kim Barnes and Tabatha Lynn Jenkins
Derrick Kim Barnes and Tabatha Lynn Jenkins(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 7, 2021 at 5:12 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that injured a man this week at an Augusta hotel.

After the shooting at America’s Best Value Inn, 3320 Deans Bridge Road, the victim flagged down an ambulance at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday and transported to a hospital for treatment.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said Wednesday it had made two arrests in connection with the shooting.

Derrick Kim Barnes has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and theft by receiving stolen property, according to deputies.

Tabatha Lynn Jenkins has been arrested in suspicion of aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime and theft by receiving stolen property, according to deputies.

The victim was still in the hospital listed in critical condition as of Wednesday evening.

Investigators are actively working this case.

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