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Athens man shoots roommate with shotgun because his sleep was disturbed by noise the victim made

Updated: Jun 22, 2023


Kevin William Lowrie

By Joe Johnson

An Athens man was recently shot by a roommate who reportedly was upset about noise that the victim was making in their home on Sylvan Road.

According to police, officers responded to the residence the morning of June 7 after receiving a 911 call from a man who reported that one of his roommates had shot another "on purpose."

As officers surrounded the residence the suspect, identified as 51-year-old Kevin William Lowrie, came out with his hands raised and was taken into custody without incident, police said.

According to a police incident report, Lowrie explained that he had been trying to sleep but the victim, 58-year-old Kenneth Douglas Aguar, was banging the wall with a hammer and calling him profane names and challenging Lowrie to “come out and face me (redacted) boy.”

“Lowrie told me he had enough” and fired one round from a 12-gauge shotgun through Aguar’s door, then heard the victim screaming that his arm was broken,” an officer wrote in the police report.

Lowrie was arrested for aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and criminal damage to property.

As of Monday, he continued to be held at the county jail without bail being set for his release.

The police report made no mention of medical assistance being rendered to Aguar, but in a GoFundMe account established by an acquaintance, Aguar was at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center where he required several procedures to his damaged arm.



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Randy Tatel
Randy Tatel
Jun 24, 2023

You "people" supporting shooting someone should be locked up too...

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Athens....not what it used to be....so sad to see a city in decline. I miss it.

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I blame the student high rises. It made rent unaffordable for small businesses downtown and were headed to a corporate hellscape. This is your typical domestic dispute. Doesn’t have anything to do with Athens changing.

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Breadoflife Faiupu
Breadoflife Faiupu
Jun 19, 2023

How woke!

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A GoFundMe?!

A GOFUNDME??!!! For this prick pounding on the wall with a hammer and challenging ole Kevin to a fight?! Sounds like he got what was coming to him!

I’d rather GoFundMe Kevin to bail him out!!

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Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
Jun 19, 2023

Stupid is as stupid does.

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