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Suspect Charged with Fatally Shooting Thomson Man in Augusta’s Latest Homicide


Richmond County authorities have made a quick arrest in the latest homicide.

Deshawn Curtis, 25, of Augusta, was charged with murder and weapon possession in Saturday’s shooting death of 20-year-ld Tyler Shank of Thomson.

The incident happened around 2 a.m. Saturday on the 2300 block of Poteet Street in Augusta. When deputies answered a call about gunfire, officers found the victim lying on the floor with an apparent gunshot wound.

Tyler Shank (2017 photo)

Shank was unresponsive and died after being rushed at Augusta University Medical Center, a press release says. Shank was pronounced deceased at 2:58 a.m. Saturday.

During the course of the investigation it was determined that Curtis shot the victim. Curtis has been booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.

The suspect has a history of drug arrests in Aiken County, according to online records.




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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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