Here’s the latest on string of violence across Richmond County

Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 6:30 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Three violent crimes in less than 20 minutes. The search is on for suspects involved in a shooting that sent a pregnant woman to the hospital and two armed robberies.

They’re the latest incidents in a string of crimes across Richmond County. The two-armed robberies happened minutes apart Monday night.

The first happened on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard at 7:27 p.m. The second was at the Dollar Tree on Laney Walker Boulevard at 7:31 p.m. Then 12 minutes later, a woman was shot on Warren Street off Walton Way near the Bon Air Apartments.

Right now, the descriptions aren’t very detailed. For the robberies, they’re looking for two young Black males dressed in all black. In the shooting, there are no suspects yet.

Deputies say they are actively investigating all three cases. We asked them if they had any leads.

Here’s a timeline of shootings in Richmond County so far this year:

The first shooting of the year happened on New Year’s Eve, on Ramsgate Road near Wheeler and Aumond Road, and the police believe that was a domestic disturbance. Melissa Domingo was charged with shooting her husband in the head. Deputies say she was arrested on the scene and charged with aggravated assault and gun charges.

Fast forward nearly a week later to the evening of Jan. 8. That’s when 8-year-old Arbrie Anthony was shot and killed in her front yard.

The following day, at 1:04 a.m., two people shot in their car at Gordon Highway and Wilkinson Road. There were no serious injuries.

The next evening, two men were shot on Fenwick Street, one of those was serious.

Then there was a four-day lull until a double homicide on Hammond Avenue near Peach Orchard Road. Two women were shot and killed, and a third was taken to the hospital.

Almost 10 days later, there was an aggravated assault and armed robbery on Gordon Highway near North Leg Road. On Jan. 23, suspect Brian Moss was considered wanted, armed and dangerous.

We’ve reached out to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for incident reports to see what may be the cause for these crimes and to ask what they’re doing to put an end to gun violence across our area.

If you have any information to help deputies solve these cases, you’re asked to call 706-821-1080.

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