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Convicted Felon Arrested for Latest Augusta Murder


An Augusta man was charged Monday with murder in last week’s slaying of a man on Second Avenue.

Gregory Patterson, 25, of Haynie Drive, turned himself into police Monday on warrants charging him in the death of Anthony Walker. He is charged with murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

A motive was not released, and sheriff’s Sgt. Shane McDaniel was not immediately available for questions.

Walker, 34, was shot on the 1900 block of 2nd Avenue in Augusta and died later at GRU Hospital.

Deputies were called to 2nd Avenue at 4:44 a.m. Friday, where they found Walker shot in the stomach. He was rushed to GRU, where he was pronounced dead at 6:29 a.m.

Authorities say the shooting may have been the result of an argument.

Walker was remembered by friends as a loving father.

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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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