Update: Suspect charged; child shot and killed in Richmond County

Update: Suspect charged; child shot and killed in Richmond County

RICHMOND COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A 6 year-old died of a single gunshot wound to the chest Monday night in Hephzibah, according to the Richmond County Coroner’s Office.

The coroner said the victim’s name is Eugene Ryder Stamey. Stamey was pronounced dead around 8:58p.m. His body was sent to the GBI crime lab for autopsy.

Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene and released some details regarding what happened at a home on the 1600 block of Keron Way.

Investigators took one person in custody on the scene. Friday morning, 32 year old Benjamin Wesley Goodson is now facing several charges related to Stamey’s death. Goodson is in jail at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center and is booked on the following charges: Murder, Aggravated Assault, Cruelty to Children in the 1st Degree and Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime.

Deputies tell us the investigation is in the beginning stages.

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