Three employees of the Texas Roadhouse restaurant in Augusta were fired upon by a man on Friday, Dec. 17, in the parking lot – and no one knows why.
But now we’ve got the 911 call made by the shooter and what he claims he saw. Hear it below:
No one was hurt in this shooting, but the shooting was very bizarre. It started with this frantic call from one of the restaurant workers.
Shortly after that, the suspect – Timothy Ryan Ashmore of Thomson – called 911 after he fired at the workers’ car and informed dispatch that he shot a white Kia, according to a sheriff’s report. He stayed there and was arrested.
A sheriff’s report says the three employees included two sisters and a man. They told deputies that they got off work at the restaurant on Sherwood Drive just after 11 p.m. on that Friday. They were inside a 2022 Kia Sportage when a man in a white sweatshirt pointed a gun in their direction. He was standing in the roadway in front of the business.
The driver said she “backed her vehicle out of the parking space when the suspect began to fire shots at her vehicle,” the report says. “One of the projectiles made entry in the rear bumper of her vehicle.”
An arrest warrant says Ashmore fired a .45-caliber handgun at the car six times while chasing it, striking in the lower hatch next to the license plate.
All three went down to Outback Steakhouse on Washington Road and met with deputies there. They were all seen by paramedics.
Ashmore, 28, was eventually charged with three counts of aggravated assault, criminal damage to property and weapon possession.
The suspect has no previous arrests in Richmond County. A Facebook page under the name Ryan Ashmore says he became recently engaged and works as an investor at a financial group. The page also describes the suspect as an “Audio Engineering and Composer/Studio Musician/Photographer/Videographer.”
Ashmore remains in the Richmond County Detention Center without bond.