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Augusta Man Dies from Shooting on Shalimar Drive

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Suspect Zaiara Smith

UPDATE: Zaiara Dontrice Smith, 28, was charged with murder and weapon possession in the death of 21-year-old Tobias Fleming.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Authorities are investigating a shooting death that occurred Saturday night on the 2500 block of Shalimar Drive in Augusta.

Tobias in 2018. (Facebook photo)

Tobias Fleming, 21, was shot at least one time around 4 p.m. Saturday on the street where he lived. He was transported to Augusta University Medical Center by EMS, where he was pronounced dead at 8:41 p.m., Coroner Mark Bowen said.

An autopsy will be done at the GBI lab.

The sheriff’s office has not released any information on a suspect or possible motive. “This investigation is ongoing,” a press release said earlier Saturday.

Tobias is already being remembered online. “Lord please pray for my family!!!! R.I.P. Lil Cousin!!!!” said Takara Robinson on Facebook.

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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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