16-year-old killed, man hospitalized after shooting

Savannah-Chatham Police are investigating a double shooting Saturday night that left a 16-year-old teen dead and a 23-year-old man hospitalized.

Quahfee Murphy died after the 9 p.m. shooting on the 3800 block of Bull Street and Allen Moore, who lived in the house where the shooting took place, was hospitalized at Memorial University Medical Center.

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

• Traffic investigators from Savannah-Chatham Police are searching for the vehicle that struck a pre-teen bicyclist and fled the scene Saturday night.

Malik Pridgen, 11, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle near East 35th and LeGrande streets just before 8:30 p.m.

“He was riding a bicycle southbound on LeGrande when he was struck by the newer model, silver four-door sedan — possibly a Chrysler Sebring — traveling east on 35th,” police says. “The vehicle was occupied by a black male with dark complexion and a short Afro.”

Anyone with info on the vehicle or its driver is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020.

• Detectives continue to investigate the shooting of a Savannah man on Savannah’s eastside Saturday afternoon.

Stefphon Young, 23, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening wounds after the shooting on the 1500 block of Georgia Avenue.

• A Savannah man wanted for burglary, aggravated assault and aggravated battery was arrested in Savannah by the United States Marshals Service Savannah Office of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force and members of the SCMPD Precinct 1 Patrol Units, SCMPD Detectives, and Garden City K-9 officers on April 21, 2014.

Elston Marquez Howard, 38, was wanted on charges from an incident that happened on Kingman Avenue in Savannah on March 30. Howard was also wanted by the Chatham County Sheriff’s Department for Probation Violation in a warrant dated February 14, with the original charges being Sale of Controlled Substances (Crack), Possession of Drug Related Objects, and Use of Communication. Howard went into hiding.

An investigation concluded that Howard was possibly in a home at 106 Kingman Avenue. Marshals Task Force members, SCMPD Precinct 1 Patrol units, SCMPD Detectives and Garden City K-9 surrounded the residence.

Officers knocked and announced their presence, “however the occupants of the home would not open the door,” police say. “Officers surrounded the home for over the two hours until a search warrant was obtained. Forcible entry was made into the residence, and Howard was found lying on a bed watching television.”

Howard was taken into custody without incident and transported to SCMPD Headquarters to be interviewed by detectives. For further details of the case, please contact SCMPD Violent Crimes Division. Two other people were arrested for disorderly conduct and other charges at the scene.

• A “serious crash” at 4:10 a.m. Saturday morning closed traffic in both directions on U.S. Highway 80 near the Bull River Bridge after a serious crash at 4:10 a.m.

Matthew Potter, 31, of Oemler Court West address, was extricated from the Volkswagen Jetta he was driving by Southside Fire and Tybee Island Fire departments after the head-on collision with another vehicle.

The incident is still under investigation.


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