Suspect identified in Harrisburg murder

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – Investigators have identified the suspect in the shooting death of Michael Dykes as his brother.

26-year-old Berques Owens is wanted for Murder as well as Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.

Owens is considered armed & dangerous.

If you have any information on Owens, please contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080

UPDATE (10:58pm) – Richmond County coroner Mark Bowen has identified the victim of Thursday night’s deadly shooting as Michael Dykes, 30, of Deans Bridge Road.

Scene of Augusta homicide investigation – August 17, 2017

He was pronounced dead at Augusta University Medical Center after being shot near the intersection of Broad Street and Milledge Road.

The Sheriff’s Office has not released any other details about the shooting.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office was on scene Monday night conducting an homicide investigation at Milledge Road and Broad Street.

Newschannel 6 has a crew on site to find out more.



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