Reward offered for leads in Paine College shootings
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In this photo released Tuesday, May 6, 2014, by the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff's Department, Xavier Deanthony, Cooper is photographed. Cooper, 20, has been apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Ga. He is facing charges that include aggravated assault. (AP Photo/Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)
In this photo released Tuesday, May 6, 2014, by the Richmond County, Ga., Sheriff's Department, Xavier Deanthony, Cooper is photographed. Cooper, 20, has been apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Ga. He is facing charges that include aggravated assault. (AP Photo/Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are offering a reward for information about four shootings on and near the Paine College campus in Augusta, including one that wounded a student and led to a lockdown of the school.

Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said 21-year-old Paine student JaJuan Baker, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head Monday, remained hospitalized. Roundtree said he was not yet physically able to be interviewed.

WRDW-TV reports (http://bit.ly/RlEsgY) that the sheriff's office is offering a $2,000 reward for information on any of the four shootings. Crimestoppers is offering to match that amount with $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.

Sheriff's officials on Wednesday confirmed that Baker and a suspect in his shooting -- 20-year-old Xavier Deanthony Cooper -- are both Paine students. Cooper faces charges that include aggravated assault.

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Information from: WRDW-TV, http://www.wrdw.com/



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