WAYNESBORO, GA (WFXG) - The victim of a shooting at Briarwood Apartments on July 4 has died.
According to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office, 19-year-old T’Rique K. McCollough died at around 8:39 p.m. at Augusta University Medical Center.
Chief Deputy Lewis Blanchard announced that 16-year-old Vernon Rhodes was arrested for aggravated assault originally, since the death of the victim however, the charges were upgraded to murder. The suspect is currently in custody at the local youth detention center.
The day after the shooting, Waynesboro Mayor Greg Carswell issued a curfew for all juveniles in the city.