Teen Charged in Fatal Augusta Shooting

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have charged a 16-year-old boy with murder in a fatal shooting in Augusta.

Richmond County sheriff's investigators say 18-year-old William Justin Bullard died after being shot in the head Friday night.

Sheriff's investigator Philip Snead says a 16-year-old boy was arrested and is being held at the Richmond County Youth Detention Center.

Snead said the teen suspect is being charged as an adult with murder.

The slaying was the fifth this year in Richmond County.

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