HEPHZIBAH, GA (WFXG) - On Saturday, December 23, 2017 shortly after midnight, Richmond County deputies responded to the 2300 block of Patrick Avenue in reference to a shooting. Deputies discovered one deceased victim: Quintin Watkins, 30 years old from Boykin Road. Watkins had been shot at least one time. Watkins was sent to the GBI Lab for an autopsy. One person is in custody at this time.
The investigation is in the early stages but it did reveal Ulysses Reid was confronted by the deceased regarding a female witness. Reid acted in self-defense and shot the deceased. Reid, a convicted felon, was charged with the Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime, Possession of Firearm by a Convicted Felon (2 Counts), and Possession of Cocaine. Reid was transported and booked into the Charles B. Webster Detention Center