Reward is offered for information
Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of those connected to a recent North Augusta homicide.
About 2:45 a.m. on Sept. 29, police responded to a report of a shooting at Ridgeview Manor Apartments on Bradleyville Road.
They found Travis Smith, 28, dead of a gunshot wound to the abdomen.
A witness told police that two black men in hoodies approached Smith as he stood outside an apartment with his girlfriend. One of the men fired a shot in Smith’s direction as he and his girlfriend ran inside, according to a statement from North Augusta Public Safety.
Smith and his girlfriend were visiting a friend at the apartments.
The suspects are described as being more than 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. They are considered armed and dangerous. One wore a red hoodie and the other a black hoodie.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Midlands Crime Stoppers at (888)-CRIMESC, text “tipsc” plus the message to 274637, or submit a tip through their Facebook page, “Midlands Crimestoppers”.
Rescue squad building burglarized
More than $9,600 worth of items were stolen from the Belvedere-North Augusta Rescue Squad building on Edgefield Road sometime between 4 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 10.
According to a North Augusta Public Safety incident report, the complainant found the rear door open and a window broken. On the inside, kitchen cabinets were open, couch cushions were on the floor, a ceiling tile had been removed and black ink was on the counter, floor and wall.
An ambulance also had its rear door and a side door open.
The commander of the rescue squad told police that the following items were missing: a power chair, miscellaneous dive equipment, a heartstream AED, a DVD player, three mobile radios, two laptops and a desktop computer.