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Augusta Man Found Shot to Death in Car


Here is your first look at the victim of Augusta’s latest homicide: Gerald James Clifford (pictured).

Authorities say a deputy discovered the 28-year-old man shot to death in his car Saturday morning. The deputy was traveling eastbound on Bobby Jones approaching the Mike Padgett Highway exit ramp when he happened upon a 2011 White Chevrolet Silverado, which appeared to be a disabled vehicle. The deputy pulled up behind the vehicle and began walking towards the driver side, when the deputy realized the driver had sustained a gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The sheriff’s office released no new details on Sunday or suspect information. The homicide marks the 3rd this year for Richmond County.


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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