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Daughter Remembers Augusta’s Latest Homicide Victim as a ‘Rolling Stone’


An Augusta man was found shot to death Saturday night when Richmond County deputies answered a call for gunshots on Cougar Drive.

Ira Green, 58, was shot about 9 miles from where he lives on Perkins Drive, according to Coroner Mark Bowen. He was pronounced dead a 10:40 p.m. Saturday after suffering at least one gunshot wound.

His daughter says his wife and the rest of the family are still in shock.

Ira Green, victim (Contributed photo)

“He was a musician and rolling stone all of his life,” she said. “Couldn’t read music but could replay almost any song and wrote his own.”

He leaves behind his daughter, wife, step-daughter and stepson.

Deputies were first called to the 2300 block of Cougar Drive at 9:43 p.m. Saturday for shots fired.

“Investigators have arrived on the scene and the investigation is in its early stages. There is no suspect information at this time,” sheriff’s Sgt. William McCarty said in a press release Saturday night.

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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