Monday, May 2, 2016

Police investigate Benton Blvd. shooting

Posted By on Mon, May 2, 2016 at 10:02 AM

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a shooting Saturday night, in an apartment on the 1500 block of Benton Boulevard.

Detectives believe the shooting occurred at about 7 p.m. The incident was reported to Metro about an hour later. Metro and Pooler Police responded to the scene finding Eric Thompson, 22, with a gunshot wound. Thompson was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

"Investigators have conducted several interviews regarding this case and are working to determine circumstances surrounding the shooting. This investigation continues," police said.

Anyone with information 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 tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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Jim Morekis

A native Savannahian, Jim has been editor-in-chief of Connect Savannah for 15 years. The University of Georgia graduate is also a travel writer, authoring regional guides in the Moon handbook series...
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