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Gas Station Argument Between Women Turns Deadly in Augusta


An Augusta woman was fatally shot Monday night following an argument with another woman in the parking lot of Circle K on Walton Way, authorities said.

Yelena Buckner, 33, of Augusta, is charged with murder and weapon possession in the death of 52-year-old Jenefer Herron.  It happened around 10:50 p.m. Monday at the gas station at 1739 Walton Way after both customers had left the store.

Yelena Buckner, new mugshot

“The shooting occurred after the victim and suspect became involved in an argument in the parking lot,” sheriff’s Sgt. William McCarty said.

Herron was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

Buckner drove away in a gray SUV, but she was captured later and taken in for questioning before being charged. Her current mugshot was not immediately available.

This marks Richmond County’s 11th homicide, and fourth over the last week.



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.


  1. i don’t get it, no way could they have been arguing over a life or death matter. Why don’t one of the two ppl it takes to have a argument say “hey you know what? my bad, 🙌🏼 I’m sorry if i offended or pissed you off”. And just go home?

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