Two men were shot after two separate dice games over the course of three days.
Jeffrey Sams, 18, of an Egmont Road address was participating in a dice game on the 300 block of Lewis Drive in Patterson Terrace on the southside. About 2 p.m., another man walked up and tried to rob the participants. During the robbery, the victim was shot in the groin area. The black male suspect ran after the shooting.
Sams managed to run through an opening in a fence to his apartment in the Leesgate Drive subdivision where police were called. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with non–life threatening wounds.
In the other incident, Raashad Durelle Hunt of a West 41st Street address turned himself in for the shooting of Cedric Brown, 22, through the window of his house in the 4200 block of Boyd Street, after another dice game went awry.
Hunt is a convicted felon with an extensive arrest record dating to 2004.
Brown was transported to Memorial University Medical Center where he underwent emergency surgery.
• Two Savannah men were arrested after a shootout in East Savannah left two vehicles with bullet holes.
Demetrius Young, 19, of the 2300 block of Hawaii Avenue has been charged with aggravated assault and Devante Green, 17, of the 1000 block of Wolf Street has been charged with obstruction by hindering after the Friday afternoon shooting.
Neighbors called to report that several men were shooting at each other in the 2000 block of Mississippi Avenue.
Police tracked Young to a nearby barber shop where he was arrested. They found the weapon he used in the shooting in a bathroom and determined that Green had hidden it there in an attempt to protect Young.
• Late last week, the Counter Narcotics Team along with the Pooler Police Department and Georgia Department of Revenue conducted a search of a residence in Pooler that resulted in the seizure of narcotics, gambling machines, alcohol, more than 25 firearms and a large amount of U.S. currency totaling more than $100,000 in cash.
CNT, in a working partnership with the Pooler Police Department, had been investigating a residence within the city limits of Pooler. The investigation suggested illegal activities to include drug sales, gambling, illegal manufacturing of alcohol and illegal sales of alcohol were occurring at the residence. A total of three people were arrested in the operation.
• A man walked into the Wells Fargo bank at East Victory and Wallin streets, acted as if he had a gun hidden in his jacket, produced a note and took money before leaving the bank on foot about 4:05 p.m.
He is described as a black male, 6’2” to 6’4”, wearing a black cap, black jacket, black T–shirt and khaki pants. He was wearing white tennis shoes, “possibly New Balance.”
It is the second time this year that Wells Fargo branch has been the target of a robbery.