Barnes Road Deadly Shooting Investigation Underway

Augusta, GA – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators are currently looking into details of a deadly shooting that happened Wednesday.

Around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies answered a call to the 1900 Block of Barnes Road regarding a shooting incident.

When deputies arrived, they learned that a male victim, later identified as 34-year-old Carlton Deon Nipple of Augusta, had sustained an injury due to a gunshot wound.

Nipple was transported to Georgia Regents Medical Center for medical treatment, and died a few minutes later, according to Kenneth Boose, of the Richmond County Coroner’s Office.

Boose tells WJBF News Channel 6 that Nipple was shot at least once in the chest. His body has been sent to the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta for autopsy.

Officials tell us this investigation is in its early stages. Further details regarding the suspect and the victim will be released when they are available.

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