Suspect arrested following 25-year-old’s slaying in Augusta

Daniel Burke, 25.
Daniel Burke, 25.(WRDW)
Published: Nov. 12, 2022 at 8:11 AM EST|Updated: Nov. 14, 2022 at 6:49 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - One person is dead after being shot 11 times in Augusta on Friday night, the latest victim in an outbreak of deadly violence that’s claimed more than 50 lives across the CSRA since spring.

The victim was identified as Quidarius Collins, 25, of Lincolnton.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of gunshots fired with one person struck at the Norris Place Apartments, 1931 Murphy Road, just before 10:30 p.m. Friday.

When deputies arrived, they found Collins had been shot. He was taken to Augusta University Medical Center, where he later died from his injuries.

Deputies said they arrested 25-year-old Daniel Burke at the scene of the shooting and charged him with Collins’ murder.

According to a arrest warrant for Burke, he’s accused of pulling a Glock 43 handgun from his waistband and firing 11 shots at the victim.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, this is an ongoing investigation.

Collins is the latest victim in an outbreak of deadly crime that’s swept the CSRA since mid-April. The outbreak has affected communities large and small, but as the largest city, Augusta has been hit especially hard.

Authorities have blamed much of the violence on gangs, and have taken steps such as installing high-tech cameras in hotspots, and they’re prepared to install more.

Making headway against the violence, Richmond County deputies have made several arrests in the past two weeks.