AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A 41-year-old man is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of another man Sunday on Carrie Street, deputies say.
Ezra Thyrone Lay is charged with shooting and killing 44-year-old James Marshall of Lincolnton, Ga., according to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies responded to a homicide call just after 1 a.m. Sunday on Carrie Street at D'Antignac Street, where they found Marshall dead.
Shortly after the investigation began, Lay was arrested on a charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the sheriff's office. But deputies say the weapon in his possession when he was first arrested was not related to the Carrie Street shooting.
Lay is also charged with possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, according to the sheriff's office. He is being held at the Richmond County Jail.