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2 Jailed in Beech Island Barber Shop Murder


Two Augusta men are in custody for an armed robbery and murder Saturday at the Island Cuts Barber Shop on Sandbar Ferry Road in Beech Island.

Demarcus LiQuan Booker, 21, of Barnes Street, Augusta, (left) and Raphael Wooden, 18, of 1st Street, Augusta, were caught in Richmond County and held for extradition in the slaying.

Authorities say two men came into barbershop demanding money. Owner Zann Worrel fought with the suspects and was shot multiple times, sheriff’s Sgt. Jason Feemster said in a press release. The suspects fled the scene in a white Honda.

The suspect vehicle was followed by a witness into Richmond County, where the witness was able to relay the vehicle location and license plate number to the Sheriff’s Office over a cell phone. Richmond County authorities then located the suspect vehicle and took two suspects into custody.

Worrel was transported to Georgia Health Sciences for treatment where he died of his wounds.

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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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