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Augusta’s Latest Murder Victim is from Edgefield County


The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating a shooting death that occurred at the Budgetel at 954 Fifth Street in Augusta.

Daytron Merriweather, 29, from Johnston, S.C., was shot at least one time Thursday night and transported to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 11:38 p.m., according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

An autopsy has been scheduled with the GBI Lab.

There are reports of a second victim who survived the gunfire, although no other information has been released.

Note: If you have a better photo of the victim, please text it to The Jail Report at 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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