Saturday, February 7, 2015

Man killed in house on Barnard; roommate says shooting stemmed from robbery

Posted By on Sat, Feb 7, 2015 at 12:53 PM

Detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a Savannah man "at a house he was renovating on Barnard Street near Victory Drive Friday night," a police spokesman says.

The man died after being transported a hospital following the shooting near Barnard and West 43rd streets. Investigators continue to seek the victim's next of kin.

"Central Precinct Patrol officers responded to the shooting call at 10:44 p.m. to find the deceased man and his roommate at the residence," police say.

"The roommate was interviewed and released early this morning, after telling police that the victim was robbed by a black male who fled the scene after shooting the victim."

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.
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