15-year-old boy killed, 1 arrested after Windsor Spring Road shooting

Published: Jun. 1, 2023 at 5:58 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 5:32 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Authorities have identified a 15-year-old who was killed in a shooting Thursday at Windsor Spring Road and Rosier Road.

According to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office, victim Jordon Gaynor was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:10 p.m.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

The sheriff’s office says Derrick Lyons Jr. has been arrested and charged with murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime in connection to this deadly shooting.

Lyons will be booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center. The booking photo was not available.

At the Get-N-Go convenience store, yellow tape surrounded the crime scene as people watched from the parking lot as well as one across the street.

Everyone at the scene of Thursday’s shooting was saying the same thing: enough is enough.

“I was on my way to a meeting and then I saw all the police cars, and I saw everybody. So, I turned around just to see what was actually going on,” said Jessie Cunningham, an Augusta community member.

She was not expecting to see another life lost to gun violence.

“Just saddening to know that there’s another young person that has been killed,” said Cunningham.

Nearly 30 people are dead from gun violence so far this year in Augusta and surrounding areas- ten are younger than 25.

“He’s dead. I mean school hasn’t been out a week, and he’s dead,” said Cunningham. “It pulls the community down because they feel that they are hopeless.”

Now the community is turning to each other for a solution.

“What can we start? How can we come together as a collective whole? You know, just to be able to help our youth or not only just our youth, our young people in general,” she said. “I also asked myself, ‘What can I do, as a mother to help the community.’”

Anything to keep this all too familiar scene from happening again.


“We just need to come together, figure out what we can do to help and better our youth as a whole,” said Cunningham.

Jordon was the second teenager shot dead this week in the CSRA. On Monday night, a 19-year-old died after being found shot on Redd Street near Tennessee Avenue in Aiken.

The shootings are among the latest in an outbreak of violence that’s claimed more than 90 lives in a little over a year across the CSRA.

In fact, one of those earlier fatal shootings also happened at the convenience store. On Aug. 4, a shooting there killed one person and injured two others.

The outbreak of violence has affected communities large and small on both sides of the Savannah River, although as the largest community, Augusta has been hit hard.

Many of the victims and suspects have been young men, and authorities have blamed much of the problem on gangs.