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Suspect in Greene Street shooting wanted in Statesboro for murder

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Source: Nick Lulli (WFXG) Source: Nick Lulli (WFXG)
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Travis Berrian/Source: RCSO Travis Berrian/Source: RCSO

UPDATE (10:28PM): 

Travis Berrian was carrying a concealed weapon when he entered the Richmond County Probation Office Tuesday.

Berrien's autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday in Atlanta.

UPDATE (12:01PM): New information is being released in connection to a shooting at the probation office. The Georgia Department of Corrections confirms, Sherrill Latasha Warren,  as the probation officer who was injured during the shooting at the Augusta Probation Office on July 22. They also confirm, Warren is in stable condition and is expected to make a full recovery.
Warren is a 7-year veteran with the Department of Corrections.

Commissioner Brian Owens expressed his gratitude for the quick response from the local law enforcement community.  "Our law enforcement partners have been a source of great support, both during and after the incident, and our appreciation for their actions goes beyond words."

We have also learned, Travis Berrian, the accused shooter in that incident, was wanted in connection to a murder in Statesboro.

Here is the official release from the Statesboro Police Department:

In the ongoing investigation into the murder of Michael Anthony Riley that occurred on 6/30/2013 at his residence on Greenbriar Trail, the Statesboro Police Department has made a fourth arrest.  Katrina Denise Ledford of Davisboro, Georgia was arrested on 07/22/2013 with the assistance of the Washington County Sheriff's Office in connection with the murder.  Katrina Denise Ledford is the daughter of Antoinette Braddy Riley.  Ledford is currently being held at the Bulloch County Sheriff's Office awaiting further court action.


An arrest warrant was also been issued for a fifth suspect, Travis Lorenzo Berrian.  On 07/22/13 Berrian was at the probation office in Augusta Georgia when Probation Officers attempted to arrest him on the Murder warrant in reference to this case.  A struggle ensued between Berrian and the Probation Officers.  Berrian produced a handgun and one of the Probation Officers was shot in the abdomen.  Berrian was also shot during the struggle.  Berrian died as a result of his injuries.  The incident at the Augusta Probation Office is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and an autopsy is scheduled for 7/24/13.



The further details of this case are not being released at this time as the case is still under investigation.



The Statesboro Police Department was assisted by the following agencies during the course of this investigation: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office, U.S. Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, Georgia Bureau of Investigation (Region 5 Statesboro, Region 7 Thomson and Region 12 Eastman), Washington County Sheriff's Office and Richmond County Sheriff's Office.


A man, serving probation, is dead as a result of the conflict at the Greene Street probation office. Officials won't confirm if he shot himself.

The Richmond County Coroner's Office has identified the man as Travis Berrian, 29, of North Augusta. He was pronounced dead at 4:53pm at Georgia Regents Medical Center, of a gunshot wound.  His autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday at the GBI Crime Lab in Atlanta.

A probation officer was shot, and rushed to Georgia Regents Medical Center in unknown condition. She is a woman.

UPDATE: ATF and GBI are now on the scene of a shooting at 901 Greene Street.


Richmond County deputies are on the scene of a shooting in downtown Augusta. We're told shots were reported around 4pm along the 900 block of Greene Street.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, a parole officer has been shot. Our crew on the scene says there are dozens of law enforcement on the scene and deputies in tactical gear.

There are very few details at this time. We'll pass along any information as we receive it from authorities.


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