Augusta son accused in father’s death

Perry Kearse is now charged in connection to the shooting death of his father.

***UPDATED JUNE 18, AT 12:20 P.M.***

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reported Perry Kearse has been charged with murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – An Augusta man is in jail, accused of killing his father.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s office says Perry Christian Kearse was arrested on Father’s Day, after his dad, Ron Kearse was shot to death.

The incident happened around 11 p.m. at a home on Vernon Drive. The coroner confirms the 60-year-old died on the scene.

Investigators say the 25-year-old left the scene at first, but was taken into custody about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

There is no word on exactly what charges he faces, as the investigation continues.

 

 

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