Man found dead in Augusta Dollar General parking lot

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WJBF) – An investigation is underway after a deceased man was found in the parking lot of a Dollar General.

Authorities say the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 1700 block of Martin Luther King Jr. at approximately 4:44 a.m. Saturday. regarding a suspected situation.

Upon arrival, officers located a deceased male with injuries that appeared to be caused by multiple blunt force trauma.

According to Richmond County Coroner Mark Bowen, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 a.m.

An autopsy is planned.

The death is being investigated as a homicide. This investigation is ongoing and no further information is available at this time.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more details as they become available.