AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) - A 15-year-old is facing Aggravated Assault, Armed Robbery, and Home Invasion charges for a violent home invasion in Grovetown. It happened Saturday evening in the 3000 block of Parkridge Drive. That teen will be charged as an adult, according to Grovetown Department of Safety (GDPS) Investigator Samuel Long.
A 19-year-old man was shot in that home invasion, according to GDPS investigators. Investigators say three people are involved, and two of those people are on the run. Dispatch got the call about a shooting around 3 p.m. Officers found the victim with a gunshot wound to the abdomen when they got to the scene.
Home security footage shows three males, that appear to be between the ages of 15 and 19, entering the residence through a back door. Authorities say it appears they were armed with handguns.
One of the remaining suspects has since been identified as 17-year-old Tavarsea Daquan Steed. On Sunday, May 26 he was arrested for aggravated assault, home invasion and armed robbery.
The third suspect, seen in blue shorts on his head on the right side of the image, has now been identified as 17-year-old Joseph M. Vaughner of Louisville, GA. He has been taken into police custody and is being taken to the Columbia County Detention Center.
Investigators say the group robbed and shot the 19-year-old after a dispute. The trio then left the scene, two exiting through the front of the home, one leaving through the back.