Detectives continue to "sort out the details of a shooting in downtown Savannah Sunday morning that left two victims with non-life threatening wounds," a police spokesman says.
A 25-year-old male and a 19-year-old female were transported to Memorial University Medical Center after the 1:09 a.m. shooting in the 200 block of East Broughton St.
Patrol officers had been called to Club Dosha in the 100 block of East Broughton about 1:09 a.m. to break up a fight when they heard shots fired in the 200 block.
Multiple officers conducting a "Total Focus" show of force operation nearby "helped saturate the area immediately and found the two gunshot victims running from the scene."
Moments later, police again heard multiple shots fired, this time near Abercorn and Congress streets. Officers were directed by bystanders to a car with four men in it. Police detained the occupants. One man resisted and was tased by officers. Police have not determined if the occupants were involved in either the shooting or the shots fired calls.
Detectives continue to investigate. Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020. A Tip Line also is open at (912) 525-3124.
• Detectives arrested a west Savannah man on multiple animal abuse charges.
Just after 3 a.m. Feb. 20, Metro responded to a theft report on the 1200 block of Damon Street. While inspecting the house's exterior for signs of theft, officers observed a decaying dog in a pen with a malnourished dog. A second malnourished dog was discovered tied to a fence. The dogs appeared to be pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Injuries consistent with dog fighting also were present on the animals.
Savannah-Chatham Animal Control arrived removed the deceased dog's remains and transported the remaining dogs to an emergency veterinary hospital. They were released and are at the animal shelter.
John Spaulding, 56, was charged with three counts of animal cruelty from the State of Georgia, two counts of no shots, two counts of no tags, one count of animal neglect, one count tethered dog, and one count of failure to report a dead animal.
• Two of three stolen cars have been recovered and five men have been arrested after the burglary of a Southside automobile dealership.
Officers were called to Volvo of Savannah on the 8300 block of White Bluff Road about 11:38 p.m. Feb. 17 after employees discovered the burglary. Taken were three customer-owned vehicles.
Nakeem Squila Antonio Sams, 19, of the 1500 block of East 52nd Street, was apprehended quickly in a foot pursuit after he wrecked a 1995 Buick LaCrosse on the 100 block of East 64th Street.
Four other men were arrested in foot pursuits after officers followed a stolen Volvo carrying three of them to Seiler and Waters avenues about noon Tuesday. The fourth arrestee was outside the car and fled as well.
Police discovered three weapons and drugs along the routes the suspects ran and drugs on one suspect.
Arrested were Dominic Manwell Williams, 21; Jaquease Lamont Dunn, 19; and Raheen Yusell Kirkland, 18. Hakeen Anthony Kelsey, 20, was outside the car. He was wanted on forgery charges and charged him with obstruction as well.
Still missing is a gray 2007 Audi Q7 SUV.
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