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Augusta Boy, 13, Kills Homeless Woman in Middle of the Night


Zitedrick ShellyA 13-year-old Augusta boy has been charged as an adult with murder after shooting a homeless woman to death in the middle of the night.

Zitedrick Shelly, of First Avenue, Augusta (pictured), was charged with murder and armed robbery of 61-year-old Mable Jordan. He’s been booked through the Richmond County Detention Center and transported to a juvenile facility.

The teen ruthlessly shot the homeless woman twice in the chest with a .22-caliber handgun. He then grabbed her small white purse from her shoulder while she lay dying on the ground, according to an arrest warrant. Authorities say he walked 20 yards away and then rummaged through her purse, removing $40 cash and then dropping the purse.

Authorities say the Augusta University police were notified at 12:40 a.m. Thursday about a disturbance on 15th Street at Harper Street. Officers gave chase to the suspect who escaped in the area of Chafee Avenue. When they caught him, he had the woman’s $10 bills in his waistband, a warrant says.

victim Mable Jordan picShelly is shown at top at the age of 9 posing with a gun in this photo from his Facebook page.

Coroner Mark Bowen listed Jordan as homeless, but a sheriff’s report gives a previous address of Waterloo Place in North Augusta. She is pictured at right.

If you have a better photo of Jordan, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224.

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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.


  1. OMG!!! Ms. Mable didn’t bother no one. She was a very sweet and helpful woman. She would always have a kind and encouraging word for those who wouldn’t look down their nose at her. I’ve shared many lunches with her and she has helped us out at our business downtown. My heart goes out to all who knew her and loved her.

  2. Mable didn’t bother anyone. She suffered from the Mental disease of Schizophrenia. She lived in many of the Public Housing Developments where I used to work.
    I pray the Judge will do the right thing and lock this wanta be gangster in jail for life. I heard he did this for a gang initiation.

  3. What is happening with people? It’s getting uglier by the hour! If he lived on 1st St…. why was he on 15th in the middle of the night? Looking for trouble, I guess. Parents, please…. get your kids under control! You know if they’re good or bad…. or you should. If they’re good, cudos to you…. if they’re bad…. do something to stop them before they’re the one in a news piece as horrible as this….

  4. This is so sad! This child has thrown his whole life away, by taking the life of this woman for $40!!
    Who is raising these kids?!?! These day parents are too absent and too loose on punishment, or just don’t care! This 13 year old child shouldn’t have been out running the streets at 12 & 1 am!! He should be home preparing for school tomorrow! Parents, raise your children! Love them unconditionally! Praise them when they do right. And punish them when they do wrong! Teach these kids! That way things like this are less likely to happen! I know that each person makes their own choices, but can’t we at least try to make a difference! If you’re trying and the kid is out of control, get them help, don’t just let them go!

  5. well i understandand sumbody got shot but thts bullshii first of all if she shot down how did u kno she had 40 dallors in 10s she couldve had it in 20s 5s all type of shii police need to stop bullshitting and trying to short cut shii and thts a fucking bb gun yo bozo old ass picture from 2013

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