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In Augusta – Men’s Relationship Ends With Gunfire

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A bad break-up between a local man and his boyfriend ended with gunfire Monday night, authorities said.

Beau Martin, 22 (pictured), has been charged with shooting 22-year-old Tyler Pennington in the back, sending him to Doctors Hospital with what appears to be non-life threatening injuries, authorities said.

Around 8:30 p.m. Monday, deputies responded to Homewood Suites on Timbercreek Lane for a shooting. Officers were told to look for the victim in a silver Chevrolet pickup truck, which was found on Barton Chapel Road. The victim was in the passenger seat with a gunshot wound to his back, and he was rushed to Doctors Hospital.

Martin was captured on Gordon Highway. Investigators learned that the shooting resulted from an argument over the couple breaking up, according to authorities. The suspect has been charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

Martin has a previous record that includes local arrests for reckless driving, DUI, marijuana possession, failure to appear, driving while license suspended and more.

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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.

1 COMMENT

  1. What happened to the charge of attempted murder because that sure is what it sounds like to me? Is it now aggravated assault unless they die and then it’s murder? If you shoot someone you are trying to kill them not hurt them. All these people on Augusta Crime being arrested for shooting someone then charged with aggravated assault!?! Correct me if I wrong, but that is when you beat someone badly with a weapon of some sorts like a ballbat, or wrench.

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