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Augusta Woman Kills Man in Overnight Shooting


An Augusta woman has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a neighborhood friend on Parkway Drive early Saturday, authorities said.

Lakeesha Stokes (shown above in an old mugshot) is accused of murder and weapon possession in the death of 62-year-old Larry Gilbert White, who lived two doors down from her.

White (pictured) was shot at least once. Deputies responded at 12:42 a.m. Saturday to 2515 Parkway Drive and found the victim lying on the ground unresponsive with a gunshot wound, outside the home. He was pronounced dead at 1:20 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.

Stokes, 43, was taken into custody at the scene. A RCSO press release did not mention a motive, but we have reached out to the sheriff’s office for more details.

Both the victim and suspect have lived on Parkway Drive for years.

The victim’s sister, Rosalyn Mobley, wrote this on Facebook: “My brother was killed a few doors down from where he lived by a female the same distance apart. The sad part is we’ve all lived in this neighborhood 45+ years, grew up together & for her to take my brother’s life, I feel some type of way. But because I now Jesus & I’m trying to make heaven my home & to be able to forgive means I’m obeying God, so I forgive her for judgement that not only ending Larry’s life but ending her own as well.”

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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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