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Burglar met with gunfire after breaking into south Augusta home

Richmond County Sheriff's Office
Richmond County Sheriff's Office(WRDW)
Published: Dec. 11, 2021 at 1:01 PM EST
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HEPHZIBAH, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, a south Augusta homeowner confronted an intruder with gunshots after a break-in early Saturday.

Deputies say they were called to the 2800 block of Cross Creek Road, north of Tobacco Road and west of Windsor Spring Road, around 1:26 a.m. Saturday to investigate a burglary.

When they arrived, deputies were told that two suspects broke into the home. It’s believed one suspect fled, and the other was confronted by the homeowner, who then fired shots.

After getting shot at, deputies say that second suspect also fled.

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office says this is still an active investigation.

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