Man charged with killing his fiancé in Richmond Hill

Published: Jun. 18, 2021 at 10:32 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 23, 2021 at 4:57 PM EDT
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RICHMOND HILL, Ga. (WTOC) - UPDATE: Richmond Hill Police say that Richard Dodson and his fiancé Madison Bishop were involved in a violent confrontation in a parking lot on Thursday, June 17.

A witness called 911 after seeing Bishop injured in the parking lot, and Fire and EMS responded. Bishop was transported to a nearby hospital by ambulance, where she later died, according to a Facebook post from Richmond Hill Police Department.

Richmond Hill Police say they arrested a man for aggravated assault and murder early Friday morning.

Officers say they arrested Richard Dodson without incident near his home in the Waterford Subdivision. A captain with the Richmond Hill Police Department said Dodson is accused of killing his fiancé, Madison Bishop.

Police say the homicide happened Thursday night in the city limits but did not specify where.

We do know that the Bryan County Sheriff’s Office assisted Richmond Hill Police with the arrest.

It was a scary morning for residents in Richmond Hill at Waterford Landing. They woke up to a heavy police presence.

“I walked outside at around 7 a.m. and I was watering my plants and I look to my left and I see just like seven police cars, a big SWAT truck and you know I said like this doesn’t look right,” said neighbor Bea Barnhart.

Neighbors say they had no idea what was happening when police came to Egrets Way early Friday morning. For this typically quite neighborhood, the news shook those living nearby.

“I guess I don’t feel safe you know cause I always figured this neighborhood was like nothing bad could ever happen.”

This is an ongoing investigation.

If you have any information, call the Richmond Hill Police Department tip line at 912-459-2878.

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