Two Augusta shootings, one night

Sunday, January 13, 2018
(News 12 at 11)

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT)--Two shootings in one Saturday night, are two shootings too many for Augusta.

One suspect is behind bars after leading police on a chase then shooting at them. Now, the 4 Richmond County officers involved are
on leave while the GBI investigates. But unfortunately, that was not the only one.

Earlier that night, on Karleen Road, deputies found a man in his front yard with a gunshot wound to the head.

Neither of the two shootings appear to be connected. The common thread though-- people want the violence to stop.

Sunday is a painfully busy one for the Bussard family. That's because their Saturday was a deadly one. They're out boarding up the windows and doors, so if a suspect comes back to the home, they cannot get inside.

"It wasn't a fight. Shot him point blank." Alisa Preachers continued, "In the back of the head, execution style."

Richmond County deputies found her brother lying in his front yard with a gunshot wound. The family says they know Sean Bussard was
no angel but recently, his health took a turn for the worse.

"He was helpless at the time. He could hardly walk. He could hardly breathe," his sister, Alisa said through tears. "It's like being a bully. You pick on someone who can't defend themselves."

Deputies don't know who did it but while they were responding to this call on Karleen, 15 minutes away from the deadly shooting, another call came in requesting officers for back up. This, after shots rang out near  Heritage Circle. 

The shooting suspect Letirros McDuffie, led deputies on a car chase. When he crashed his car into the fence on Jackson Road and
Sycamore Drive, deputies say he hopped out and took off on foot.

Investigators told News 12 that's when McDuffie opened fire. Deputies fired back.

The sheriff's office is not connecting either of the Saturday shootings but they say, the two were two too many.