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Augusta Teen, 15, Killed in Shooting on East Cedar Street

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An Augusta teen became the latest homicide in Richmond County after he was shot Tuesday night in a church parking lot on East Cedar Street and died later at the hospital.

Juanya Holliman, 15, was shot around 9:20 p.m. Tuesday in the back parking lot of Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church at 710 East Cedar Street. He was transported to Augusta University Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:49 p.m. Tuesday, Coroner Mark Bowen said.

Another 15-year-old boy, Tyrone Dorsey, has been charged as an adult with murder. He is accused of shooting the victim in the upper body. He has an address on Jonathan Circle. Dorsey is currently being held at the Regional Youth Detention Center.

The victim lived a half-mile away on the 1300 block of Bruce Street. On one of his last Facebook posts, Juanya posted a photo of himself in a T-shirt that says, “Let’s Remain Positive Today.” His page says he went to Laney High School.

Check back here for updates on this developing story.

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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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