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Murder on Victory 

Police are investigating the shooting death of a Savannah man on West Victory Drive Saturday night.

Timothy Bernard Roberts, 37, of the 1100 block of West Victory and was found with a gunshot wound near his bicycle at Victory and Hopkins Street about 11 p.m. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he died.

Anyone with information on the shooting 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.

• An alert citizen led police to the arrest of two suspects after a county-wide surveillance operation.

Dominick Bernard Coney, 17, was charged with burglary, possession of a drug-related object and possession of marijuana after patrol and undercover officers from three precincts, SCMPD canine officers, a Georgia State Patrol trooper and Metro's police helicopter followed the car he was in from Abercorn Street to a subdivision off Quacco Road.

Orinthus Lenard Harding, 18, of a Katama Way address also was charged with possession of marijuana.

Islands Precinct officers had been called to the 1400 block of Dale Drive on Tuesday by a witness who saw a male flee a residence and enter a Toyota Sonata. Responding officers found a window broken.

On Wednesday about 4 p.m., the witness called back and advised the Sonata was on Abercorn. Officers converged on the area, following the car until it stopped in the Hampton Place subdivision.

The two occupants were charged with possession and Bernard was identified as the suspect.

• A transitional center inmate faces new charges, including assault on an officer, after he was arrested by officers who surrounded a house he was burglarizing.

Dennis Akins, an inmate at the Coastal Transitional Center, was arrested on Barnard at West Hall after he kicked out and jumped from a second-story window. Officers subdued him with a taser when he fought. He is charged with burglary, aggravated assault of a police officer and possession of a firearm in committing a crime.

"He had burglarized an apartment in the building, taking items including a handgun which he attempted to point at a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer," says a police spokesman. "The ammunition clip in the gun dislodged when he tried to raise it and it struck a stairway handrail."

Akins was serving his 33rd month of a 15-year sentence for burglary and thefts in Laurens County. He had been released in March 2010 after serving 26 months of a 10-year term for similar charges, also in Laurens County.

• A 15-year-old student was hospitalized with serious but non-life threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while walking on a sidewalk near Windsor Forest High School last week.

 Charges are pending against Jeanenne Marx, 54, who was driving a 2007 Ford Fusion that left the roadway and struck the student  who was walking north along the west edge of Largo Drive about 7:33 a.m. The Fusion was traveling south on Largo Drive at Winwood Drive. The student was transported to Memorial University Medical Center.

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