Owner Of Gun Involved In W.S. Hornsby K-8 School Shooting Turns Himself In

Photo taken Tuesday, August 25, 2015 of a Richmond County Sheriff's Office patrol car parked at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School in Augusta, Georgia.
Photo taken Tuesday, August 25, 2015 of a Richmond County Sheriff's Office patrol car parked at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School in Augusta, Georgia.

***UPDATED at 2:18 P.M. on Friday, August 28th***

Augusta, GA – WJBF News Channel 6 has learned that the owner of a gun that was involved in a shooting that happened Tuesday, August 25th at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School has been arrested and charged with Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.

Kingsley J. Smith, 54, of the 2900 block of Rae’s Creek Road in Augusta, turned himself in to Richmond County Sheriff’s Office investigators Thursday. He was granted bond and has been released.

Smith’s girlfriend -reportedly- is the grandmother of the third grader accused of shooting his classmate.

We will continue to follow the investigation into this case and we will provide the latest information as it becomes available.


***POSTED at 3:40 P.M. on Wednesday, August 26th***

Augusta, GA – WJBF News Channel 6 has learned the owner of a gun that was involved in a shooting Tuesday at W.S. Hornsby K-8 School is facing charges.

Chief Alfonzo Williams, who is the head of the Richmond County Board of Education Police Department has not identified the gun’s owner.

The gun was brought to the school by a male 3rd-grader, according to officials at a Tuesday afternoon press conference. The student had reportedly hidden the gun in his desk. He then started playing with the gun, reportedly discharging it and striking a fellow female 3rd-grader. The girl was taken to a local hospital, then treated and released.

Our Renetta DuBose will have the latest information in the investigation during our Wednesday evening newscasts.

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