A 12-year-old has been charged in the Friday night shooting death of an 11-year-old playmate in west Savannah.
“The boys were handling a gun at a house on the 1400 block of Church Street when it fired about 9 p.m. Montrez Burroughs of the 800 block of Joe Street was struck and died at Memorial University Medical Center,” police say.
The 12-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct and possession of a firearm by a person under 18.
•A Savannah man is in serious condition after he was struck by a car while he was sitting on a bench in Forsyth Park Friday afternoon.
Kenneth Roebuck II, 52, of a Dianne McKenzie Way address was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with two broken legs after the 2:45 p.m. accident at Bull and Gaston streets.
Police say he was struck by a 2006 Mazda driven by Yvette Grogins, 52, who “was exiting a driveway to turn east onto Gaston Street and lost control when she accelerated to avoid an approaching vehicle,” police say.
“The Mazda overran a curb on the north side of the park, crossed the sidewalk and struck the bench where Roebuck was sitting after riding his bicycle.”
• An SUV was stolen about 4:45 a.m. Sunday morning with a sleeping child in the back seat.
“An officer searching more than six miles from the incident found the abandoned car and the child unharmed near the Exchange Club fairgrounds about 8 a.m.,” police say.
The green Dodge Durango loaded with newspapers and bearing Georgia Tag AZA 7084 and displaying a skydiver’s emblem in the rear window was stolen when the driver, a newspaper delivery person for the Savannah Morning News, stopped at the Parker’s convenience store at DeRenne and Skidaway.
A white male appearing to be in his mid- to late-20s jumped in the vehicle and drove away. He is described as 5-8 to 5-9, weighing 125-135 with a crew cut hair style. He was wearing a blue short sleeve shirt and blue pants.
Christopher Grayson, 12, was asleep in the back seat.
• A 17-year-old Savannah woman has been charged with the murder of her infant daughter after an eight-month investigation by Savannah-Chatham Police, the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office and the GBI.
Calabria Tiawana Bragg turned herself in to Metro Police after being indicted by a Chatham County grand jury on two counts of felony murder, cruelty to children, cruelty to children in the second degree and false statements and writings to law enforcement officers.
The indictment and arrest followed the death of 8-month-old Arizona Mozee after she was found unresponsive in her bed on August 5.
• Detectives continue to investigate a Tuesday afternoon shooting last week on the Eastside but their investigation already has led to three arrests on other charges.
Kareem Abdul Felder, 18, of an East 41st Street address, was charged with obstruction and false statements and writings after lying to police about his identity and the location of the shooting. He arrived at Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of a non-life threatening gunshot wound injury shortly after the shooting.
Patrol officers had been called to the 2000 block of Ash Street at 3:47 p.m. to investigate the shooting. Detectives and Islands Precinct officers, aided by Central Precinct Crime Suppression Unit and Patrol officers, served four search warrants in the investigation that led to two other arrests.
Johnell Taylor, 36, of the 2000 block of Ash Street, was arrested on an outstanding contempt of court warrant. And Bernard Jonathon Wilson, 26, of the 3100 block of Harris Street, was charged with possession of marijuana.
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