An Augusta worker was shot and killed this morning and the search is on for the killer.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office got the call just before 10:00 a.m.  and responded to the 1200 block of 13th Avenue at MLK Jr. Boulevard.  They found a male, whose name has not been released, with at least two gunshot wounds.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sgt. William McCarty says a search is underway f0r 66 year old Smitty Melton of Augusta.  He’s black, six feet tall and weighs 210 pounds.  He was seen leaving the area in a black Chevy S10 pickup.  Melton should be considered armed and dangerous.

Call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1080 if you have any information.