Homicide and Fatality Victims and Suspects Identified.
Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen says three deaths have been reported in the county since Thursday evening.
Pedestrian Killed on Gordon Highway
A pedestrian was struck and killed in the 1600 block of Gordon Highway around 6:20 pm. Bowen said the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:14 pm. The victim was identified as 43-year-old Tabitha Grooms of Augusta. It’s not known if charges will be filed against the driver.
Deadly Shooting on Verdery Street
Richmond County authorities were then called to a report of a shooting on Verdery Street at Oak Street at 9:43 pm. Bowen said 32-year-old Myron Garnett was shot at least one time and was pronounced dead at the scene. The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says 30-year-old Shakeichia Jackson was arrested and charged with Garnett’s murder. No motive for the shooting has been given.
Deadly Wreck this Morning
Then at 1:30 this morning, a single vehicle fatality was reported in the 3900 block of Deans Bridge Road. Bowen said 48-year-old Braun Pruitt of Aiken was driving a commercial truck when it left the roadway and crashed. Pruitt was pronounced dead at the scene. An autopsy has been scheduled.