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Augusta Father is Killed at Allen Homes in City’s Latest Homicide


An Augusta man was fatally shot early Tuesday at Allen Homes, authorities said.

Old photo shows Jerome Bates with his son and the child’s mother, Champagne. 

Jerome “Jay” Bates, 24, was killed after a shooting on 500 block of Peters Road in Augusta. He is the father of a 4-year-old son, according to friends.

Bates was shot at least one time and was pronounced dead on the scene at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Coroner Mark Bowen said in a press release. Bates will be sent to the GBI Lab for an autopsy.

No suspect or motive has been released.


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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