Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Timeline: A bloody Labor Day weekend in Savannah

Posted By on Tue, Sep 6, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Here is a detailed timeline of all shooting incidents in the jurisdiction of Savannah-Chatham Metro Police over the Labor Day weekend, with the victims highlighted in bold. Savannah now has 39 homicides so far in 2016.

SEPT. 3 — At about 10 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to reports of shots fired near Ash and Anderson streets. After reports of a gunshot victim nearby on the 1300 block of East Bolton Street, officers located shooting victim Antonio Jackson, 35, in a vehicle on Ash and Anderson. Officers waited with Jackson until EMS arrived, taking him to Memorial University Medical Center for care of non-life-threatening injuries. Reportedly, Jackson was walking east on Bolton Street when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

SEPT. 3 — A short while later that Saturday night while investigating the first case, officers were advised of a second shooting victim a block away at a residence on the 1200 block of East Bolton Street. Responding officers arrived finding Troy Antwan Black, 35, dead of his injuries.

SEPT. 4 — At about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Metro officers responded to Memorial University Medical Center where Ahmad Canty, 17, arrived in a private vehicle seeking care of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Reportedly, Canty was walking on Bull Street when he was shot by an unknown suspect.

SEPT. 4 – Between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday night, there was a residential burglary and shooting on the 6800 block of Waters Avenue. Metro officers responded after reports that an unknown male entered the dark home without the homeowner’s knowledge or consent. The suspect reportedly sustained a bullet wound during an exchange of gunfire with the homeowner. The injured suspect fled in an unknown direction. The uninjured home owner fled to safety, then notified police.

SEPT. 4 – At about 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Metro officers responded to Memorial University Medical Center, where Jerrell Thompson, 29, arrived in a privately owned vehicle seeking care of a non-life threatening gunshot wound. Reportedly, Thompson was walking near Waldburg and Harmon when he was shot by an unknown suspect who attempted to rob him.

SEPT. 5 – Just after 11 a.m. Labor Day morning, a shooting at a house on the 1200 block of East 41st Street critically injured a 16-year-old male. Metro officers responded to the residence finding the critically injured victim. The victim was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center.

SEPT. 5 – About 3:45 p.m. Labor Day afternoon, officers responded to the 200 block of West 42nd Street. David Green, 35, and another unidentified adult male were both shot. The victims were transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center. Green sustained non-life threatening injuries. The unidentified victim’s injuries resulted in his death soon after. Detectives are looking for a black older model SUV, last seen traveling west on 41st Street. One suspect is described as a black male, 5-8 to 5-10, with an Afro with faded sides.

SEPT. 5 – About 9 p.m. Monday night, a passenger was shot in a car on Dieter and 33rd streets. Metro responded to the scene after reports of shots fired into a vehicle with multiple occupants and striking one male. Minutes later, Metro was advised that the victim, identified as Joseph Wright, 20, had been driven to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries. Reportedly, at least one male suspect fired into the vehicle during a robbery attempt. The suspect then fled on foot in an unknown direction.

A statement from SCMPD says: 

"Preliminary investigations suggest that most of these weekend shootings were not random acts of violence. Several of these shootings involved acquaintances and known to known individuals, while others involved risky behavior, youth(s) illegally possessing a firearm(s) or repeat gun violators. Most of these acts of gun violence allegedly happened in areas where SCMPD historical data reveals greater occurrences of violent crime as compared to the overall jurisdiction."

In addition to the shootings, there was a fatal hit and run on Labor Day which potentially will be ruled a vehicular homicide. At about 6:30 p.m. near the intersection of Meding Street and McKenzie Place, Dyquan Glover, 19, was riding a red motor scooter southbound on Meding Street when he was struck from behind and killed by an unknown driver in a white Chevrolet Silverado traveling the same direction. The suspect vehicle was later located abandoned at East 57th Street and Guatemala Street.

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