Police are questioning attendees at a party where a 20–year–old male was shot and killed over the weekend.
A hundred people or more were attending the party in the 2100 block of Florida Avenue on the Eastside when Marray Martin of Davidson Avenue was shot. He was pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center.
Officers responded to a shots fired call at the house at 1:06 a.m. Sunday to find "screaming attendees fleeing." First responders struggled to get through the crowd to the darkened room where Martin was found.
Investigators worked through the night questioning attendees, and their investigation continues. Some attendees left before police could talk to them.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234–2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
• A father and two sons were arrested in an operation conducted by the Chatham–Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).
Earlier this month, along with Federal Probation, began investigating 46–year–old Ernest Moore of Savannah after receiving information that Moore was engaging in the distribution of controlled substances. CNT partnered with Federal Probation after discovering that Moore is on Federal Release following a conviction on drug related charges.
CNT agents and Federal probation officers conducted a search of Moore's residence at Archer Way Townhomes, 10615 Abercorn St.
A search resulted in the seizure of a large amount of marijuana (most packaged for distribution), other items commonly utilized in the distribution of controlled substances, and two firearms.
Also seized from the residence was more than $3,900.00 in U.S. currency.
Moore and his two sons, 22–year–old Kiwani Patterson and 27–year–old Terell Patterson, who were both present at the residence, are all convicted felons and, as such, cannot legally be in possession of a firearm.
Both Moore and Kiwani Patterson were charged with numerous felony charges, including Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
Kiwani Patterson was also on Parole for a drug conviction at the time of his arrest. Terell Patterson was arrested for Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.
• In another CNT investigation, one man is in custody on cocaine charges.
CNT with Savannah–Chatham Metro Police began looking into a suspected smuggler said to be bringing large amounts of cocaine into to the area. Undercover agents identified the suspect as Jonathan Jamall Anderson, 27, of Guyton.
CNT Agents confirmed Anderson was headed back to the Savannah–Chatham area from Atlanta on a Greyhound bus. Agents met the unsuspecting Anderson at the bus station and found approximately nine ounces of cocaine in his possession. Anderson was charged with Trafficking Cocaine. The seized cocaine has an estimated street value of up to $14,400.
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