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Local Man is Fatally Shot at Level 9 Bar in Augusta


A Martinez man was fatally shot overnight at the Level 9 on Damascus Road in Augusta.

Corey Lamont Thomas, 37, of Ridge Crossing, Martinez, was shot at least one time early Tuesday outside the club. He was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center by EMS, where he died around 945 a.m. Tuesday.

Corey Thomas, victim

Thomas will be transported to the GBI Lab for an autopsy. Thomas marks the 25th homicide in Richmond County.

The sheriff’s office released these details: “The time of call was approximately 1:15am and RCSO Deputies responded to a call of shots fired outside of Level 9. There were two other victims that were transported to the hospital for treatment with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries. There have been no arrests in connection with the shooting and the investigation is on-going.”

Note: If you have a better photo of Corey to share, please text it to The Jail Report at 803-487-3224. 

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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