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8 die in weekend shootings, fire, traffic accident

Posted: October 4, 2017 - 12:29am
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An 8-year-old boy was one of four people who were shot to death and among at least eight killed or found dead in the Augusta area between Friday and Sunday. Another shooting victim was 17.

Also over the weekend, an unidentified body was found and officers responded to a report of a shooting at Augusta Mall, but could not find a victim or suspect.

Also, two people's bodies were found in a burned house in Aiken County and a pedestrian was killed in Augusta trying to cross Deans Bridge Road.

Darrell Brown, 8, of the 2300 block of Barton Chapel Road, was pronounced dead at 2:11 p.m. Sunday at Doctors Hospital Emergency Room, according to a news release from Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen.

Brown was taken to the hospital by neighbors, according to the release.

Terrence Brown, 25, of the 2400 Block of Amsterdam Drive, was arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime. Officials did not know how he was related to Darrell Brown.

Few details about Brown's death, or the others, were available Sunday. Officials cited ongoing investigations and said they had nothing else to report.

In Richmond and Aiken counties, they were struggling to keep up.

Nazarien Ferron, 17, of Charleston, S.C., died about 8 a.m. Sunday at Augusta University Medical Center, Bowen said in a news release. Ferron was shot about 11 p.m. Saturday in the 2400 block of Amsterdam Drive in Augusta.

A 35-year-old Ward, S.C., man was shot to death Saturday night at Pace's Run Apartments in Aiken.

Makenzie L. Williamson was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center at 11:57 p.m., according to Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton.

Aiken Department of Public Safety investigated the shooting, but had not made an arrest Sunday. A public information officer did not return calls.

A 24-year-old Augusta man died Saturday after being shot near a Waffle House in Hephzibah, according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies and investigators responded at 4 a.m. Saturday to 103 Talbot Drive in reference to a shooting, according to a news release.

The victim, identified by the Richmond County Coroner's Office as Tsean Carter, of the 2500 block of Rhodes Drive, later died.

Victor Adams, 38, of the 4100 Block of Windsor Spring Road, was arrested in the shooting. He was being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center on charges of murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

About midnight Friday, an unidentified male body was found in a wooded area along Doug Barnard Parkway, south of 4-H Club Road, Bowen said. The case is being investigated as a suspicious death by the coroner's office and Richmond County Sheriff's Office. The victim remained unidentified Sunday, Bowen said.

Deputies and investigators responded to reports of a shooting about 9 a.m. Saturday at the Augusta Mall. They could not locate a victim or suspect, but found evidence a shooting had happened.

A pedestrian was killed late Friday night when he stepped into traffic on Deans Bridge Road.

Richard B. Eubanks, 36, of Augusta, was struck by a southbound vehicle in the southbound lane of the 3100 block, according to the Richmond County Coroner's Office.

Eubanks was taken to AU Medical Center and he was pronounced dead at 11:29 p.m., according to Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose.

 

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