Name released for Louisville 43-year-old who was shot dead

Jefferson County, Ga., Sheriff's Office
Jefferson County, Ga., Sheriff's Office(Contributed)
Published: Jun. 2, 2023 at 2:03 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2023 at 4:09 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - A 43-year-old man is dead after a shooting early Friday in Lousiville, according to authorities.

Around 2:45 a.m., the Jefferson County 911 center received a call for help concerning a man who’d been shot.

Deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office arrived within minutes and discovered Roosevelt Alexander Jr., of Louisville, dead outside a residence in the 1100 block of Wren Lane just outside Louisville.

A preliminary investigation revealed he’d been shot.


  • Anyone with information concerning this homicide is urged to call deputies at 478-625-4014 or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation at 706-595-2575. All calls may remain confidential.

Investigators and special agents with the GBI were called to the scene as well as Gold Cross EMS, the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office and the Middle Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

An autopsy will be performed on Alexander’s body at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab.

It was the CSRA’s third fatal shooting in 24 hours.

A 15-year-boy was killed Thursday afternoon in a shooting outside a convenience store at Windsor Spring Road and Rosier Road in Augusta.

Then later, a man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound that also injured a woman in the 2500 block of Henry Street, also in Augusta.

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

The outbreak 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.