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1 Dead in Augusta Shooting; 1 in Custody


Richmond County authorities have a person in custody Saturday after an early morning shooting in Augusta.

Quintin Watkins, 30, was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Just after midnight Saturday, emergency responders were dispatched to the 2300 block of Patrick Avenue in reference to a shooting. Watkins, of Boykin Road, was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:20 a.m. Saturday. He had been shot at least once.

The name of the person in custody has not been released. Sheriff’s Sgt. Monica Belser said updates will be given later.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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