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Shooting on Waldburg 

Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a Waldburg Street resident in a reported robbery attempt.

Jeremy Lueken was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with a non-life threatening injury after the shooting on the 500 block of East Waldburg just after midnight.

Lueken and others were on the back porch of the house when three black men in dark clothing with scarves covering their faces men approached. Two of them had guns and ordered the men on the porch to lay down. When Lueken did not, he was struck by a bullet. The robbers then fled.

Police detectives are investigating.

• Police are investigating events leading up to the shooting of a 23-year-old man by a police officer this morning.

Timothy Maurice Williams has been hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries after the 3 a.m. shooting at West 44th and Barnard streets.

Officers "were saturating the area in response to a report of multiple gunshots when three males were seen running on West 44th Street and climbing a fence into a yard of a house," a report indicates. At the same time the resident of the house was calling 911 and flagging down an officer to report someone was breaking into her house.

The officer found the men in the yard and ordered them to stop. While two of the men climbed over a fence in an attempt to escape, the third, Williams, "began charging at the officer, prompting him to fire," police say.

Williams was transported to Memorial University Medical Center and has been admitted. The two other men were questioned. SCMPD continues to investigate the original gunshots, the pursuit through the fenced yard and the shooting.

• The Metro Police Robbery Unit with the help of federal and local law enforcement agencies made an arrest for the March 20 robbery of the Wells Fargo Bank branch in the 3500 block of Ogeechee Road.

Marcus T. Newton, 26, was taken into custody and charged with Armed Robbery and Theft by Receiving Stolen Auto. At 5:30 a.m. warrants were simultaneously served at two of Newton's last known addresses: one in Midway and the other in the 800 block of  Elliot Ave in Savannah.

As one group of law enforcement officers cleared the Midway residence, a second group of officers entered the Savannah location where they found Newton. Newton's arrest results from a collaboration between SCMPD's Robbery Unit, the FBI, U.S. Marshals, SWAT, Metro's Forensics Unit, the Savannah Area Regional Intelligence Center, Precinct 1 Detectives and Patrol, Midway Police and Liberty County Sherriff's Office.      

• Savannah-Chatham Police and other law enforcement agencies between Tybee Island and Charleston, SC, are searching under bridges for a boat reported to have capsized with three people on board.

Coast Guard Station Tybee alerted Metro about 9 p.m. that it had received an automated telephone call around indicating that the boat has turned over beneath a bridge. "But the location could not be narrowed down more closely," the report says.

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