SAVANNAH, GA (November 13, 2014): In response to a Veterans Day shooting and ongoing investigations, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police served search warrants on multiple locations on East 33rd Street today, arresting six, detaining others and seizing weapons and drugs.
Dominic Manwell Williams, 20, who has been known to live on the 1100 block, was arrested in the first raid by Central Precinct Tactical Investigations Unit officers and Crime Suppression Units from the Central, Southside and Islands precincts, aided by the Metro SWAT and K-9 teams and the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
Williams was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of cocaine after fighting with police in the first of two raids, about 2 p.m. He was treated for a dog bite after being taken into custody by a Metro canine officer.
He was arrested after an investigation into a shooting Tuesday about 1:30 p.m. on the 1100 block in which an occupant of one car was seen shooting at another. The 25-year-old driver of a Jeep Liberty called police from a few blocks away where he was found with a minor injury after being grazed by a bullet or bullet fragment. A window had been shot out of the Jeep.
Five other subjects of warrants being served about 4 p.m. today also were taken into custody and others detained.
The actions were a preview of those anticipated by Capt. DeVonn Adams, commander of the Central Precinct, who said residents are working with police to help rid their neighborhoods of criminal activity.
“The neighborhoods are as fed up with these activities as we are,” he said. “We won’t tolerate criminal activity that holds the majority of our neighborhood residents hostage.”
Police are continuing to investigate and more charges are expected from today’s actions.