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Augusta Man Shot & Killed at Mobile Home Park


An Augusta man was shot dead early today at Augusta Estates Mobile Homes on Milledgeville Road.

Larry Elam Jr., 31 (pictured), was shot at least once and died at 1:03 a.m. at a local hospital, Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose said in a press release.

The shooting happened about 12:30 a.m. today, when Elam was shot in the neck, Richmond County authorities said.

A 5-year-old girl inside the home was hit with glass and was sent to GRU Medical Center. Authorities only have a brief description of the suspects: Three black males traveling in an unknown vehicle.

Elam, who is shown here from a Facebook photo, is the county’s 7th homicide victim of the year.

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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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