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Augusta woman kills victim after argument in Circle K parking lot

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An Augusta woman was fatally shot Monday night following an argument with another woman in the parking lot of Circle K on Walton Way, authorities said.

Yelena Buckner, 33, of Augusta, is charged with murder and weapon possession in the death of 52-year-old Jenefer Herron. It happened around 10:50 p.m. April 18 at the gas station at 1739 Walton Way after both customers had left the store.

Jenefer Herron, victim

“The shooting occurred after the victim and suspect became involved in an argument in the parking lot,” sheriff’s Sgt. William McCarty said.

Herron was rushed to Augusta University Medical Center, where she died from her injuries.

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Buckner drove away in a gray SUV, but she was captured later and taken in for questioning before being charged. Her current mugshot was not immediately available.

This marks Richmond County’s 11th homicide, and fourth over the last week.

Greg Rickabaugh is the Jail Report contributor for The Augusta Press. Reach him at [email protected] 

5 COMMENTS

  1. As I understand it, the victim did not hold the door open for the assailant as they walked out. So naturally the assailant took offense at that, thinking it was racism on display and shot the victim. Perfectly understandable.

  2. This individual is another grand example of the failure of acceptable social acculturation within a community. Obviously killing another in response to a perceived social slight was perfectly acceptable to this individual… However, she didn’t get to this point by herself. Her culture was formed over time and adsorbed from those who surrounded her. Too bad that we can’t hold them accountable as well.

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