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Augusta Records 2 Homicides Overnight, One Downtown & Another Near a Park

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Two people were fatally shot in Augusta overnight, including a young man that is already being mourned online.

The first homicide took place at 10th and Broad streets in downtown Augusta, where the victim was shot at least one time and pronounced dead on scene at 2:56 a.m. Sunday, Coroner Mark Bowen said in a press release.

From the coroner: “The first was at 10th and Broad Street where the Logan Etterle, 21 years old of the 4700 Blk. Cobbham Road Thomson,Ga was shot at least one time.   Etterle was pronounced dead on scene at 0256.  An autopsy is scheduled at the GBI Lab. The 2nd shooting occurred at 11th and Grand Blvd where Jakwan Gunter, 19 years old of the 2000 Blk. Clark Street was shot at least one time.  Gunter was pronounced dead on scene at 0403 hrs.  An autopsy is scheduled at the GBI Lab.”

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The second shooting occurred at 11th Avenue and Grand Boulevard near Carrie J. Mays Park where the victim was shot at least one time.  The victim was pronounced dead on scene at 4:03 a.m. Sunday, Bowen said.

Both victims will be undergo autopsies at the GBI Lab. The coroner has not identified either person pending notification of their kin.

The sheriff’s office identified the Broad Street victim as a male, and a half-dozen friends of “Kwan Donato” are mourning his loss with several posts on Facebook.

Screen Shot 2022 06 12 at 8.20.29 AMIt’s unclear if the homicides are connected, and no arrests have been announced. Check back here for updates.

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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