Investigation Into Deadly Shooting At Augusta Package Store Continues

Photo from the scene of a deadly shooting at Kissingbower Package Store in Augusta, Georgia that happened Monday, January 11, 2016.
Photo from the scene of a deadly shooting at Kissingbower Package Store in Augusta, Georgia that happened Monday, January 11, 2016.

***UPDATED on 1/13/16 at 12:42 p.m.***

A vigil has been planned for the victim who died in the shooting Monday night.

Friends and family members of James J. Sims III plan to gather Friday January 15, 2016 at 7 p.m. at Josey High School in his honor.


***UPDATED on 1/12/16 at 6:01 p.m.***

AUGUSTA, Ga.- Investigators are still trying to figure out who shot a man to death at an Augusta package store Monday night.

James J. Sims III, 34, was shot and killed in the parking lot of Kissingbower Package Store.

Investigators say they do not have any suspects or motive. We are also awaiting an autopsy report on Sims.

If you know anything about this shooting, call the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.


***UPDATED on 1/12/16 at 8:56 a.m.***

AUGUSTA, Ga.- The victim in Monday night’s shooting on Kissingbower Road has been identified.

The victim was James J. Sims III, 34, of Augusta.

According to Chief Deputy Coroner, Kenneth Boose Sr., Sims was shot at least one time in the torso in a parking lot of 1773 Kissingbower Road in Augusta.

An autopsy is scheduled for later this week in Atlanta.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – We have learned there has been a deadly shooting at a package store in Augusta.

Richmond County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to Kissingbower Package Store, at the corner of Kissingbower Road and Walden Drive.

We have confirmed that at least one person has died in the shooting.

Details are limited, at this time.

We have a crew on the way to the scene and we will provide more details as they become available.

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