Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Man shot at Cedar & 55th was victim of April attack, has long record; refuses to cooperate with police

Posted By on Tue, May 5, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the second shooting event targeting the same person in less than a month "but they are getting little information from the victim himself," a department spokesperson says.

Germaine Redmond Grant, 24, was transported Monday night for treatment of a gunshot wound that grazed his head on the 1200 block of East 55th Street at Cedar Street. He was treated and released.

Officers responded to the scene at 5:21 p.m. to find him with the injury and multiple shell casings in the street.

On April 21, police responded to the 1300 block of East 55th to find a vacant, bullet riddled Dodge automobile upside down and similar shell casings.

"Investigating violent crimes detectives later identified Grant as the driver of the car at the time it had been attacked," police say. "In each case, Grant refused to provide information on the crimes."

He has a record of multiple charges since 2008 including drug, contempt of court, murder, aggravated assault and probation violation.

He was acquitted last month on murder charges in the March 2013 shooting death of Achmed Kiwann Williams who was shot to death on his porch of his residence on the 1100 block of East 55th Street.

Police Chief Joseph H. “Jack” Lumpkin Sr. pointed to the two recent shooting cases as examples of the way offenders remain unidentified and on the streets "because of reluctance of witnesses and even victims to identify them; or victims prefer to gain retribution themselves," police say.

“Our department spends a lot of time in the Edgemere neighborhood where innocent residents often are subjected to such dangerous activities,” Lumpkin said. “We have provided numerous methods for citizens to share information, including resources in which their anonymity is guaranteed.”
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