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news & Opinion | blotter 2015 Sav/Chatham County Homicide Total through Sun. May 3:

11 (3 solved)

Soldier dies of self-inflicted wound during Southside standoff

but Wallace received non-life threatening wounds.” A black male was seen running from the scene with a handgun and entering a black Honda Accord nearby that sped away

tall, slender black male who covered his face with a shirt,” police say.

Sexual assault on teen on Westside

Detectives are investigating two shootings in which victims were transported for treatment of non-life threatening wounds on Thursday. Jacob Strickland, 19, was transported to a hospital by private vehicle “after he was shot in what was reported as a robbery attempt on Robin Hood Drive near Marion Circle about 1 p.m.,” police say. The shooter was described as a short, young black male with an average build with no facial hair. Police are investigating possibilities “the robbery extended from a drug situation and warn the public that risky behavior often precedes such events,” police say. Waljai Williams, 19, was transported from the 2100 block of Texas Street about 11 p.m. He was walking eastbound on Texas near Ohio Street toward a group of males standing in front of a house “when a male under a tree behind him began

Detectives are investigating a report of a Efforts by SCMPD SWAT and hostage sexual assault of a teen-aged girl in the Cuynegotiators “to save an active Army soldier ler-Brownsville area early Sunday morning. who had threatened suicide failed Wednes“The 14-year-old reported she let her dog day afternoon when officers entered his out in the yard near Hopkins Street and apartment and found him deceased in an West 44th Street Lane about 4 a.m. and apartment on Fenwick Village Drive about then followed it into the lane when it slipped 3:50 p.m.,” a police spokesperson says. from its leash,” a police spokesman says. The name of the 30-year-old victim is “There a male she had seen in the lane being withheld. grabbed her from behind. She awakened on Officers had been called to the apartment a porch with indications she had possibly complex at 11:52 a.m. by family members. been sexually assaulted.” The assailant was described as a black Shooting on Cabell Street on Eastside male with dark complexion, 5-8 in height Detectives are investigating the shooting and thin build. of a Savannah man Wednesday afternoon. Both Savannah-Chatham Police and Cedrico Wallace, 20, was transported Public School System campus police “have for treatment after the shooting on Cabell been conducting extra patrols of the area and schools have been warning girls walking Street at East 32nd Street about 3:53 p.m. alone to avoid lanes and hidden areas and “Wallace was walking with two other males south on Cabell Street when someone to call Emergency 911 immediately if they began shooting at them from behind bushes see anything suspicious after several teenaged girls have reported being accosted by a beside a house,” police say. “All three fled

firing at him,” police say. “He and the other males ran into a house where he discovered wounds.”

Two shootings Thursday on the Eastside

Probes in Southside fire death

An autopsy is being conducted to confirm the identity and determine the cause of death of a woman whose body was found in a burning apartment in unincorporated Chatham County on Thursday. Detectives are conducting a death investigation after the fire on Quartz Way in the Stone Lake Apartments off Berwick Boulevard.   Southside Fire units arrived at 1:57 p.m. Thursday to extinguish the fire in the apartment before they found the body. cs

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