Paine College shooting suspect makes first court appearance

Paine College shooting suspect makes first court appearance

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - The suspect in Monday's shooting at Paine College made his initial court appearance Wednesday.

Xavier Deanthony Cooper, 20, appeared before a Richmond County magistrate judge. The judge neither granted nor denied bond.

Cooper will have to appear before a superior court judge who will make a decision on his bond.

Cooper is accused of shooting 21-year-old JaJuan Awayness Baker in the head Monday at Haygood-Holsey Hall. He's charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime and possession of a weapon on school property.

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