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Augusta Man Shot & Killed on Verdery Street, One Day After his Birthday


An Augusta man was fatally shot Thursday night, one day after celebrating his 32th birthday.

Myron Garnett, 32, of Verdery Street, was shot at least one time and pronounced dead on the scene at 9:43 p.m. Thursday, Coroner Mark Bowen said. The homicide occurred on Verdery Street at Oak Street. An autopsy is scheduled.

Shakeichia Jackson, 30, was arrested and committed to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on a murder charge. Two male suspects are also being sought for murder. Their names were not released.

Jackson has previous convictions for a 2015 obstruction, as well as a 2018 incident of aggravated assault – family violence and criminal damage to property. She was sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for the 2018 incident.

Thursday’s death marks Richmond County’s 34th homicide victim this 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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