Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Two homicides on Monday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Savannah Police’s Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a July 23 shooting on West 41st Street near Cuyler-Brownsville that resulted in the death of a 59-year-old Savannah woman.

"Officers responded to a residence in the 600 block of W. 41st Street in reference to a ShotSpotter alert and discovered Patricia Ann Sabb with a life-threatening gunshot wound. She was transported to Memorial Hospital, where she died as a result of her injuries. The incident is being investigated as a homicide. The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation," police report.

In a separate incident, Savannah Police detectives are also investigating a July 23 shooting on Walz Drive on the eastside that resulted in the death of 63-year-old Savannah man.

"Officers responded to a residence in the 2200 block of Walz Drive about 6:15 p.m. and discovered Eric Cooley dead from apparent gunshot wounds. The case is being investigated as a homicide. The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain under investigation," police say.

The shootings bring the number of homicides in Savannah-Chatham County for 2018 to 13, 12 of them in the jurisdiction of the Savannah Police Department.

Anyone with information about either case is asked to call the Violent Crimes Unit tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
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