Friday, July 5, 2013
Detectives continue to sort out details of a downtown shooting early this morning 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," a police spokesman says.
Four males running from the shooting were detained for questioning but none have been connected to the shooting at this time. One of those, 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. He is not a suspect in the shooting.
Anyone with information on the case 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.