Sunday, September 13, 2015

Two dead, one injured in Westside shootout; suspects identified and at large

Posted By on Sun, Sep 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM

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Detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department "are seeking two persons of interest in a triple shooting on Savannah’s Westside that claimed the claimed the lives of two men and injured another at about 2 p.m. Saturday," a police spokesperson says.

Investigators seek to locate Emile Randolph, 32, and Shawn Rhinehart, 20, in reference to the shooting that occurred on the 1400 block of Barnes Drive.

Javon Wilson, 19, and Asim Simmons, 19, "were waiting to sell a cellular phone outside of a nearby apartment building. The two men were approached at gunpoint by at least two subjects. Shots rang out, hitting both victims, as they attempted to defend themselves," police say.

Wilson and a third shooting victim identified as Jayquan Turner, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene. Simmons was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center with 
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non-life threatening injuries.

"The public’s help is requested in locating Randolph and Rhinehart. Randolph is a black male who stands 6-6 and weighs 225 pounds. He may be driving a burgundy Pontiac Grand Prix with Indiana license plate number 116LBN. Rhinehart is a black male who stands 5-11 and weighs 155 pounds. Both are known to frequent west Savannah," police say.

Anyone with information on this case should 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.
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