Monday, July 21, 2014

One week, eight shot

Posted By on Mon, Jul 21, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Since the last issue of Connect Savannah came out, eight people were shot in Savannah, one dead.

Ashley Edwards, 25, of the 11000 block of Middleground Road, received non-life threatening injuries when he was shot by a male he had argued with earlier as a bar at Gwinnett and Paulsen streets was closing about 2:48 a.m. Saturday morning. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment.

Arkeen Abron, 29, of Port Wentworth, and Showkey Barnes, 37, of the 200 block of Cummings Street, each were transported to Memorial University Medical Center on Friday night after the 7:39 p.m. shooting on the 1200 block of East Seiler Avenue.

Abron was pronounced dead and Barnes was being treated for his injuries.

Jatoya White was found on the 700 block of West 39th Street suffering from gunshot wounds at 12:42 a.m. Friday. She was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

Dion Folston, 17, was found suffering from gunshot wounds on the 1300 block of Southeast 36th Street at 8:20 p.m. Thursday night. He was taken to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment and suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators are looking for a dark colored pickup truck, in which the suspect is believed to have fled the scene.

Ron Smith, 19, was found with a bullet wound by Georgia State Patrol troopers who stopped a speeding car on Interstate 516 about 1:13 a.m. Thursday. Other occupants of the car said he had been shot while walking near Abbot and Chester Streets earlier and they were taking him to a hospital. Downtown Precinct officers had responded to a shots fired call near that intersection about 1 a.m.

Jermariae Heyward, 20, of a Lural Green Court address, was located in a residence on the 200 block of West Henry Street about 12:45 a.m. when Downtown Precinct officers responded to a shooting call.

Rex Hausmann, 31, of the 600 block of Whitaker Street, was found with a bullet wound at Whitaker and Hall streets about 11:12 p.m. Wednesday.

All three were transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of injuries that appeared to be non-life threatening.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. A confidential Tip Line is open to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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