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Teen killed in hotel shooting; suspect arrested

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The Richmond County Coroner has released the name of the victim shot at the Economy Inn Wednesday, and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect in her slaying.

Kaymaya Greene, 16, was shot at the Deans Bridge Road hotel and transported to Augusta University Medical Center by EMS where she was pronounced dead at 6:41 a.m., according to Coroner Mark Bowen.

Demarcus Clark, 19, has been charged with Murder and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.  This case is still actively being investigated and any additional information will be released once it becomes available.  The booking photo is not available at this time, according to an email from Sgt. Caleb Lee with the sheriff’s office.

An autopsy has been scheduled.

The hotel homicide comes exactly one week after the death of a guest at the Knights Inn on Boy Scout Road in Augusta.

In that case, Jaquarie Allen, 22, is charged in the July 20 murder of 26-year-old Keshia Chanel Geter. 

Greene had been reported missing multipole times in her young life. She was first reported missing as an 11 year-old in February 2017. News reports at the time said she was found at a friend’s house four days after she was last seen.

Again in December 2020, then 14, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office issued a “be on the look out” for her after she was last seen Nov. 29, 2020. A December 9, 2020 Facebook post from the sheriff’s office reported that she was home.

In August 2021, she went missing again.

Charmain Z. Brackett is the managing editor of The Augusta Press. Reach her at [email protected] 

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  1. And the 19-yesr old suspect had a hand gun and ammunition. He is too young to purchase both legally from a licensed dealer. Will RCSO follow up on how he came to possess the handgun and ammunition? The law allows a private person to give or sell and handgun to anyone over 18 provided they are not legally prohibited from owning one. Anyone who sells a handgun to a friend or stranger without having a licensed dealer perform the transfer with a background check on the buyer is asking for trouble when the gun is later used in a crime.

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