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2 Young Men Identified in Augusta’s Weekend Slayings


The Richmond County Coroner’s Office has identified two people who were fatally shot Saturday night in separate homicides that were five miles apart.

Kyan Michael Bowie, 22, of Hephzibah, was shot around 9:20 p.m. Saturday on the 2100 block of B Street in Olmstead Homes. He died at shortly after someone in a private vehicle rushed him to Augusta University Medical Center.

Tymarkus Dashawn Starkes, 20, of Augusta, was shot around 10:20 p.m. Saturday at 1949 Old Savannah Road and was pronounced dead on the scene about an hour later, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

The sheriff’s office is unsure whether the shootings are related. No motive or arrests were announced.

Friends and family of the victims are remembering the pair online.

Earnest Dukes said this: “Rip to both of my Bros Luh Kappalot & Kyan Bowie. … What is this world coming to? They taking all our dawgs. Man pray for our city.”

Mikey Slaski said this:  “R.I.P Kyan Bowie you had so many great plans the world could never be ready for.”

Note: If you have better photos or memories of the victims to share, please text it to 803-487-3224.

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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