AUGUSTA, GA. (THECOUNT) — Melquan Kwame Robinson has been identified as the young man killed while climbing a fence at the Bernie Ward Community Center, on Lumpkin Road, in Augusta, GA, on Monday.

Robinson, 12, died Monday after being electrocuted while climbing a fence to retrieve a football during practice, local press reported.


Melquan Kwame Robinson climbed over a chain-link fence. A live wire was touching the fence, and when Melquan grabbed the fence, he was electrocuted. source

Three other people were also injured in the incident, the Chronicle reported.

Melquan was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.