Man arrested after separate shootings kill 2 in Augusta

Published: Aug. 21, 2022 at 1:40 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 21, 2022 at 11:14 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - One man is dead following a shooting in south Augusta on Sunday, the second slaying within two days in the city.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of gunshots at the Circle K gas station at 2574 Tobacco Road.

When deputies got to the scene, they found a man who had been shot at least one time. The victim was taken to Augusta University Medical Center and later died from his injuries at 12:50 p.m.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 48-year-old Samuel DeWayne Jackson of the 100 block of Telfair Street.

Deputies said they arrested and charged Donald Gross, 61, on suspicion of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime.

Donald Gross
Donald Gross(Contributed)

2 fatal shootings in 48 hours

The sheriff’s office also responded to a shooting that left one person dead on Saturday.

Deputies say they responded to a home in the 100 block of Vanderbilt Circle just before 2:45 a.m. to investigate a report of gunshots.

When deputies got to the scene, they found one man dead with a gunshot wound.

The coroner’s office identified the victim as Nakendrick Dewayne Glover, 29, of the 2400 block of Amsterdam Drive. Glover was pronounced dead on the scene at 3:45 a.m.

The coroner’s office is investigating both shooting death and autopsies have been scheduled.

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