AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - An Augusta man is dead and another is in jail after a New Year's Eve shooting in South Augusta.
At around 6:14 p.m. Sunday, Richmond County deputies responded to building V of the Sierra Point Apartments on Fayetteville Drive for reports of a person having been shot. When they arrived, deputies found twenty-two-year-old Michael Alonzo Cooper of the 1700 block of Central Avenue with at least one gunshot wound. Cooper was taken to Augusta University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries in the early morning hours of New Year's Day.
An investigation determined that Cooper had been shot by twenty-year-old Anthony Kyle Butler of the 2800 block of Gordy Road. Butler had also reportedly pointed the same gun used to kill Cooper at another person.
Butler has been arrested and is facing charges of murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He is being held at the Charles B. Webster Detention Center.