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Best Friends are Killed in Domestic Double Murder in Augusta


The Augusta community is mourning after two friends were killed in a domestic double murder on Friday night.

Raven Michelle Tolbert, 27, of Hammond Ave, and Mercedes Nora Shanice Gibson, 27, of Augusta, were each shot at least one time and pronounced dead on the scene around 7:30 p.m., Coroner Mark Bowen said.

The sheriff’s office says deputies responded to the residence and located two victims who were deceased on the scene from gunshot wounds.

“A third victim was found shot and was transported to Augusta University Medical Center, condition is unknown,” the sheriff’s press release says. “The incident is believed to be domestic related.”

There is no suspect information at this time, the RCSO release says. (Check back here on the latest on suspect information.)

Several posts have honored the two victims and hinted at the killer…

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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