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Suspect Sought in Friday Night Shooting


The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has issued an arrest warrant for the Friday night homicide that occurred on the 2600 block of Peach Orchard Road.

Kieran Walters was named as the suspect and there is an active warrant out for his arrest.

Walters is considered armed and dangerous. He is known to frequent the Harrisburg Neighborhood in Richmond County.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking that any information related to the matter be sent to Inv. Tyler Steerman, or any Violent Crimes Investigator with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office (706) 821-1026 or (706) 821-1020.


ORIGINAL STORY: The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office is actively investigating a shooting incident that resulted in the death of a young man late Friday night.

At approximately 10:55 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to a report at a local hospital concerning a male victim who had suffered gunshot wounds. The victim, identified as Sadiq Brown, 16 years old from Wrens, had been transported to the hospital but succumbed to his injuries at 11:34 p.m. Friday.

Preliminary investigations have determined that the shooting took place in the parking lot of 2622 Peach Orchard Road, listed online as A Town Wings. According to reports, Brown was shot at least once before being rushed to Piedmont Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Authorities say Brown was reportedly killed during a marijuana deal.

The RCSO has deployed investigators to the scene and is currently gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses. The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting are still under investigation, and no suspects have been announced at this time.

An autopsy has been scheduled as part of the ongoing investigation to determine the precise cause and manner of Brown’s death. Further details will be released as they become available.

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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