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Augusta Man Shot & Killed at Mobile Home Park

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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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