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Report: Man killed in Augusta after filming live stream



Richmond County authorities are investigating the death of a man early Wednesday who was reportedly shot after filming a Facebook live stream.

Deputies were called to the area of Sullivan and Hollis roads at 2:48 a.m. Wednesday for a shooting. They found a man who had been shot at least twice, and he was pronounced dead at 4:09 a.m. by the coroner.

Theotis H. Hasan II, 29, of Hephzibah, was identified as the victim, Coroner Mark Bowen said. He is reportedly the grandson of former Augusta Commissioner Ben Hassan.

“There is no suspect information at this time,” Sgt. William McCarty said in a press release.

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There are reports that Hasan was shot shortly after ending a live stream on Facebook where he proclaimed that he wasn’t scared to be walking in “the projects” after dark. Others say he was rapping the lyrics to a song in the video.

In an unrelated shooting, two juvenile teenagers were playing with a gun on Belmont Avenue around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, and one of them was shot in the toe, authorities said.

Check back here for updates.

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

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  1. Very sad. The woke narrative that white supremacy is the cause of violence in minority neighborhoods incentivizes this kind of reckless behavior by convincing people that being an “ally” somehow imbues one with a protective aura. Dangerous areas are dangerous. Stay away. Had this young man taken a second to review the relevant facts about violence and who it is most often perpetrated on & by (hint: not white or Asian folks), he might have realized the danger he was exposing himself to.

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