2 injured, 1 dead in shooting at Windsor Spring Road store

Published: Aug. 4, 2022 at 11:21 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A man is dead and two people are in the hospital after a shooting in Augusta Thursday morning.

Deputies responded to the Get-N-Go store on the 2350 block of Windsor Spring Road around 12:46 a.m. for reports of a shooting.

Deputies found Sonya Logan, 47, Willie Gonder, 39, and Damien Tanksley, 35 who had all been shot at least one time during the incident. All three were transported to AUMC for treatment.

At 10:21 a.m. this morning, Tanksley died from his injuries.

Damien Tanksley, 35
Damien Tanksley, 35(wrdw)

According to William McCarty with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Tanksley had a verbal altercation with Kahlil Lawrence. During the altercation, Tanksley threatened to kill Lawrence with a firearm.

Lawrence asked Tanksley to leave him alone multiple times and after the attempts fails, Lawrence shot Tanksley.

Tanksley tried to return shots, where it is believed he shot Gonder and Logan, according to the release.

At this time, there will be no charges on Lawrence.

The sheriff’s office says this investigation is ongoing and will be turned over to the District Attorney’s Office.

In the last two weeks, at least four people have lost their lives in shootings in Augusta. There were also two other shootings, making it at least six since July 20.

Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis took time at the beginning of Tuesday’s meeting to talk about the recent string of violence in the city.

“We are not going to rest in the city of Augusta with just our prayers. We will prosecute to the fullest extent of the law. It’s not time for speeches and flowery words. It’s time for coordinated and collaborative action,” said Davis.

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This outbreak of shootings and other violent crimes have claimed at least 30 lives in the CSRA since mid-April.

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