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news & Opinion | blotter 2015 Sav/Chatham County Homicide Total through Sun. Jan. 25

4 (1 solved)

One dead in E. 51st St. shooting; two shot in driveby on W. 62nd; pizza delivery man shot on Middleground

Metro Police are investigating three shootings with four victims over the Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend, “including one that was fatal and a second in which the victim was arrested on other charges,” a spokesman says. James Pastures, 34, died on Monday Jan. 19 after he was “targeted” and shot in front of an apartment on the 1900 block of East 51st street about 7 p.m. Earlier, about 2:30 p.m., Rakeem Wright, 24, reported “he was talking to some women on the first block of West 62nd Street when he was shot by someone in a passing car. He provided false information to Central Precinct officers who discovered 10 outstanding warrants against him.” A second victim, Regeria Lynch, 19, arrived at a hospital hours later for treatment of her wound. Neither injury was believed to be life-threatening.

Also, just after midnight Sunday Jan. 18, Aaron Wurtsbaugh, 45, arrived at St. Joseph’s Hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to his arm. He reported “he was delivering pizza at an apartment complex on the 12000 block of Middleground Road when a masked male attempted to rob him and fired at his car as he sped away.”

Repeat felon charged in downtown robbery at Habersham & Harris

Police have charged a convicted felon with the armed robbery of a Savannah man in the downtown area Tuesday night. Dennis Lamar White, 26, was arrested after patrol officers and an off-duty officer “encountered a group of males after the 8:30 p.m. robbery at Habersham and Harris streets,” a spokesperson says. White was identified as the male “who approached the 32-year-old victim as he was walking on Harris Street toward Habersham, pointed a gun at him and forced him to turn over cash. The victim got away when a car approached,” police say. White has more than a dozen arrests by Savannah and Chatham County authorities and has served two prison sentences. He was released from Johnson State Prison in June of 2013 after serving 14 months of a

A no-knock search warrant “delivered Augusta Avenue shootings simultaneously to two wound two; man charged houses in the Cuyler Detectives are “sorting out Brownsville neighborthe details in an early Sunday hood led to the arrest morning shooting that left of six individuals and one man with potentially serithe seizure of drugs, ed arm ous injuries, a second with weapons, cash and te, Whi ar Lam nis Den minor injuries and a third in tools to support a robbery suspect custody,” police say. large-scale drug operBrendon Barlow, 27, ation,” police say. was found in a black Toyota at Augusta Those arrested and charged included: Avenue and Tulip Street when officers Shavar Levert Spence, 30; Blanche Renee responded to a shooting call at 5:19 a.m. Spence, 49; Eurasia Shareka Shantell WilHe was transported for treatment of a liams, 24; Akilah Laquana Colonel, 21; gunshot wound. LaJordan Christopher Johnson, 21; CorinA second victim, Eric Butts, 25, of thian Lamar Colonel, 17. On Jan. 20 SWAT officers stormed Harden Street, was being interviewed houses on the 2400 block of Harden “when detectives determined he actually Street and the 600 block of West 41st had been in the car and had received a gunshot wound as well,” police say. Street at 6 a.m. after determining that Another male was arrested for probasales of marijuana, cocaine and crystalized tion violation. MDMA and Molly (Ecstacy) were being “The investigation indicated the shootsold, police say. cs ing took place when occupants of the ToyGive anonymous tips to Crimestoppers ota and at least one other person began at 912/234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020. shooting at each other,” police say.


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