12-Year-Old Arrested In Overnight Murder

CaseyHamiltonWNRR Augusta – (Press Release from RCSO) –

“Last night at 11:54 PM, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “Home Invasion” with one person shot at 1839 Fenwick Street in Augusta.   Upon arrival, officers found 65 year old Roosevelt Cowins deceased from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body.  Subsequent investigation has lead to the arrest of a 12 year old Augusta boy on one count of Murder and one count of Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.  The juvenile is being detained at RYDC.

Based on accounts from witnesses, the victim answered the doorbell, at which time the two suspects entered the residence, at least one of whom was brandishing a handgun.  At some point, after demanding money from the victim, the suspects shot Cowins multiple times.

The second suspect has been identified as 21 year old Willie Herbert Casey of Augusta.  Casey is described as a black male, 6’00” tall, 130 to 170 pounds with close cut hair.  Casey should be considered armed and dangerous.

Investigators also want to question 20 year old Kerry Lavert Hamilton in reference to this incident.  Hamilton IS NOT considered a suspect.

The investigation is still ongoing and further details will be released at a later time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 706-821-1080 or our toll free tip line at 866-939-5050

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