Suspects and victims "appear to be the same" in a shooting in the Cuyler-Brownville area being investigated by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, according to a spokesman.
De'Andre Davis, 26, of the 600 block of West 40th Street and Jeremy Famble, 22, of the 3200 block of Bulloch Street were treated for gunshot wounds at Memorial University Medical Center. Davis was transported by ambulance and remained hospitalized. Famble was transported by private vehicle. None of the injuries appeared life-threatening.
Central Precinct Patrol Officers found Davis in the street beside a bag of suspected marijuana on West 41st Street near Florence Street. Violent Crimes investigators suspect the shooting took place during a drug transaction that turned into a robbery attempt.
Detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.
• Detectives identified and located suspects in the robbery and imprisonment of five college students last week.
Three Savannah men, Antwon Dashawn Housey, 21, of the 2200 block of North Fernwood Drive, and Adam Brantley, 29, and Corey Baker, 18, both of the 2100 block of East 43rd Street, have been arrested and charged with armed robbery and kidnapping.
Islands Precinct patrol officers had responded to the 2300 block of LaRoche Avenue about 3:59 a.m. when they found the five victims who had escaped from a moving van in which they had been locked.
"Four of the victims were helping the fifth move when three males approached on foot, forced them to the ground at gunpoint and taking their personal items," says a spokesman. "They also made the resident walk them through the residence, taking other items along the way."
The gunmen then forced all the victims into the moving truck and locked it. They were able to escape through the top of the truck and called police.
The ensuing investigation by detectives identified the suspects and led to their arrests by Islands Precinct officers. Most of the items taken were recovered. No injuries were reported.
• Metro officers and representatives from eight other agencies arrested 34 suspects for various charges and an additional 14 sex offenders during a two-day sweep of prolific offenders early last week.
The sweep is called P.R.O.P.S. (Police, Probation and Parole Responders of Public Safety). Dozens of officers from participating agencies targeted residences and locations associated with sex offenders, probationers and parolees (juvenile and adult), and individuals with outstanding warrants.
Arrested were 34 individuals wanted on outstanding criminal warrants and 14 convicted sex offenders who were not abiding by the terms of their release. The operations also performed 410 compliance checks on probationers and paroles to assure they were abiding by the terms of their release. The compliance checks were performed on both juvenile and adult offenders.
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