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Augusta man fatally shot while having affair with shooter’s wife



An Augusta man has died just two days after being shot at the home of his lover while deputies were present.

Lance Coleman, 49, died Tuesday afternoon at Augusta University Medical Center, where he was being treated for five gunshot wounds. According to the victim’s family, he was shot once in the neck, three times in the stomach and once in his genitalia.

Coleman, who was married, was reportedly having an affair with another married woman and went back over to her house on Sunday night, according to his own family, who asked to remain anonymous. His lover had apparently discovered that Coleman was having a relationship with a third woman.

The sheriff’s office was called and two deputies arrived on Larkspur Drive to the home of Ronnie and Sandra Martin. Deputies saw a woman throw papers at Coleman, and the Martins and Coleman went behind the corner of the house.  

“I heard shots fired,” Deputy Logan Rose said in his report. “I observed Ronnie with the listed handgun in his right hand. Ronnie was placed into custody, and Sandra was detained.”

Neither Ronnie Martin nor his wife have been criminally charged in the case.

Coleman was conscious when he arrived at the hospital, but he suffered a heart attack and died Tuesday. Coroner Mark Bowen said Coleman died at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the victim’s family, Coleman and Martin own a food truck business together called L&S Food Truck, which stands for Lance and Sandra.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at greg.rickabaugh@theaugustapress.com 

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