Thomson Police respond to two separate incidents involving guns over the weekend

Tuesday, January 1, 2019


Over the weekend the Thomson Police Department responded to two separate incidents involving guns.

Thomson Police Cheif John Seay says on Friday around 5:00 pm officers responded to University Hospital McDuffie in reference a gunshot victim.

The victim, Amadi Mance, was suffering from 4 gunshot wounds. Later that day he was transported to Augusta University Medical Center. Chief Seay says Mance has been uncooperative in the investigation.

The GBI is investigating the second incident, an in-custody death of a Thomson man at the request of the Thomson Police Department.

On Saturday at approximately 1:15 pm Thomson police responded to 1170 Northview Extension after receiving information from a resident of Northview Extension that a man was in their yard with a gun.

According to the Thomson Police chief, when officers arrived at the scene they found Zayounta Washington with a handgun and a spare magazine in his possession.
After he was handcuffed, Washington told police that he could not breathe. Police say they then sat him upright in an attempt to help him. After he appeared to pass out officers began to give him CPR.

GBI investigators told News 12, EMS responded and took Washington to the University Hospital McDuffie. While at University McDuffie, Washington was stabilized enough for transport. He was later taken to the University Augusta Medical Center for further treatment, however shortly after arriving at AUMC, Washington died.

The GBI investigation is currently ongoing. An autopsy was performed at the GBI Medical Examiner’s Office in Decatur, GA on Monday. The results of the autopsy are pending toxicology and other lab testing.

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