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Shooting at Fourth festivities 

Detectives continue to sort out the details of a shooting downtown early on July 5 in which a bystander received non-life threatening injuries.

 A 22-year-old man was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with a shoulder wound after the 12:15 a.m. incident near Bay and Whitaker streets.

The area of the shooting was immediately saturated with Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers who were in the area for the annual July 4 festivities.

 Four males running from the shooting were detained for questioning but none have been connected to the shooting at this time. One, Joseph Roscoe Marshall, 18, was charged with possession of a stolen firearm after an officer saw him running from police on the 300 block of West Broughton Street. However, he is not a suspect in the shooting.

• A Savannah man is in custody after striking one officer with his car, nearly missing another and scuffling with a Police Department K-9.

Everette Earl Callaway Jr., 23, the officer and the canine were treated for injuries after a foot pursuit through the Liberty City neighborhood in which he entered two houses in an attempt to escape.

The officer attempted a traffic stop after seeing Callaway driving at a high rate of speed on Liberty Parkway about 12:20 p.m. Callaway first pulled into a driveway on Lloyd Street, but when the officer approached his door, placed his car in reverse and steered it toward the officer, striking him on the leg.

The officer moved to avoid being hit again by the front of the car and struck a windshield with his baton. But the car continued in reverse traveling east on Mitchell Street, narrowly avoiding a detective who was able to move out of its path.

The two occupants exited and ran. Residents directed the pursuing officer to Callaway after he was pushed out of the second house on Worth Street. When he refused to stop, K-9 Flash was deployed and the two struggled before Callaway was taken into custody.

• Three Savannah men were apprehended after a car being pursued by police crashed into a tree on East Victory Drive. David Johnson, 19, of Skidaway Drive, Reginald Lorenzo Rivers, 20, of Alpine Drive and Darnell Tawaun Moore, 20, of April Street were charged with armed robbery.

Johnson and Rivers were taken into custody just before 3 a.m. after the maroon Nissan Altima they were in went out of control at Victory and Harmon Street and crashed into a tree. One suspect was taken into custody outside the car. The second attempted to flee through yards and was taken into custody a block west on Victory.

Both were transported to the hospital. Moore was arrested later at his residence after being identified as the third suspect who ran. A search of the area located a rifle in shrubbery in the 1800 block of Victory and a revolver on Harmon Street.

The events began about 2:20 a.m. when another man reported he had been robbed on Skidaway Road by males who drove away in a maroon Altima. An Islands Precinct sergeant saw the car leaving a gas station on Skidaway and attempted a traffic stop.

The Altima attempted to enter the exit ramp on Truman Parkway, spun around and struck a Thunderbolt Police car and a sign before speeding west on Victory where it crashed.

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