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Man Wanted For Allegedly Shooting Woman Downtown

A woman was shot at the Budgetel Inn at 954 5th Street in Augusta January 21 and authorities have named a suspect.

The victim was reportedly shot at least one time and drove herself to the hospital.  Meanwhile, Richmond County investigators say they are looking for 63-year-old Darrell Gathers in connection with the shooting.  Gathers is black, 5’11” and 275 pounds.  He was last seen traveling in a black Mazda CX-5.   It has a temporary tag #S1359666686.

When taken into custody, Gathers will be charged with Aggravated Assault.

Contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at (706) 821-1020 or (706) 821-1080 if you have any information.  Caller may remain anonymous.