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Augusta Woman, 65, is Shot in the Head Outside Her Apartment; Suspect is in Custody

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An Augusta woman was fatally shot Thursday night at Singleton Apartments and a suspect is in custody, authorities said. Shirley Bush, 65, of 2461 Damascus Road, was shot in the head in front of her apartment around 6:20 p.m. Thursday. She was pronounced dead at 7:15 p.m., Coroner Mark Bowen said. A suspect was arrested at the scene, but a press release did not provide a name. “No further details at this time due to the active investigation,” sheriff’s Sgt. Caleb Lee said in the release.    (Note: If you have a photo of Shirley Bush to share, please text it to 803-487-3224.)
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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