2 men dead after weekend shootings in Augusta

Multiple deputies on scene at B Street near Lake Olmstead
Multiple deputies on scene at B Street near Lake Olmstead(WRDW)
Published: Oct. 15, 2022 at 10:40 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 17, 2022 at 9:27 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A rash of deadly crime continued over the weekend, leaving two people dead after separate shootings about an hour apart in Augusta.

The first shooting was reported around 9:20 p.m. in the 2100 block at the end of B Street at the Lake Olmstead Homes.

Once deputies arrived on the scene, they found out a male victim had been shot.

According to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office, that victim was 22-year-old Kyan Michael Bowie, of Hephzibah.

He was transported by a private vehicle to a hospital, where he was eventually pronounced deceased.

Then at 10:23 p.m., deputies then responded to the 2200 block of Old Savannah Road to investigate a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, deputies found Tymarkus Dashawn Starkes, 20, who had been shot at least once and was dead on the scene.

The Richmond County Coroner’s Office said autopsies have been scheduled for both victims.

The slayings were the latest in an outbreak of deadly crimes that’s swept the CSRA since spring. As with the weekend’s shootings many of the victims have been young men and teenagers.


As the largest city, Augusta has been hit especially hard, but the outbreak has touched communities large and small.

Deputies have blamed much of the violence on gangs.

The shooting at the Olmstead Homes was the second one since mid-April in the 2100 block of B Street. A shooting there just before 7:30 p.m. on April 23 claimed the life of Rodriquez Dunn, 31. Dunn suffered at least one gunshot wound and died at the scene.

Also, a fatal shooting happened earlier this year just a couple of blocks away from the weekend’s shooting on Old Savannah Road. On April 18, Johnnie Coleman was found shot dead in the 1900 block of the road.

Other deadly crimes since April 14 include these: