Stokes said when fire and rescue squads arrived, he was quickly put into an ambulance and taken to Augusta Health. It wasn't until his daughter told him shortly after 1 a.m. that his wife Wilda, son Charles, Daughter-in-Law Sharon, grandson Matthew, never made it out.
Ben Graessle's smile faded on Sunday morning after he was shot.
Shortly before 1 a.m. someone was throwing a party at an apartment complex on Port Republic Road. A fight broke out in the breezeway outside Ben Graessle's apartment.