Richmond County sheriff's deputy killed in line of duty late Tuesday

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Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019

RCSO Investigator Cecil Riley was killed in the line of duty Tuesday. (Source: RCSO)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Richmond County Coroner's Office confirms an investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff's Office was killed in the line of duty late Tuesday.

Investigator Cecil Ridley was shot and killed near Augusta Mart on the corner of 12th Street and Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard.

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We are told the veteran narcotics investigator was conducting proactive patrols in a department-wide effort to curb gun violence that began last week.

We've reached out to the GBI and they confirm they have been asked to investigate.

The suspect in the shooting has been arrested, and at last check was stable at the hospital.

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