SAVANNAH, GA (August 27, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives are seeking information on both a gun discharge and a shooting happening less than two hours apart in the Cuyler-Brownsville neighborhood early this morning.
Just after 1 a.m. Metro responded to 1000 block of West 36th Street, where gunshots were fired at a house. Present during the incident were residents Stanley Jackson, 57, Lateria Hamilton, 36, Charles Fields, 27, and a 14-year-old girl.
No one was injured. The suspect is unknown. Events leading up to the incident remain under investigation.
At 2:45 a.m. Central Precinct patrol officers were dispatched to a shooting on the 700 block of East 39th Street, that originated as a ShotSpotter alert. Police were rerouted to the 600 block of east 39th Street where shooting victim Timothy Mark Jones, 26, sought help. Jones was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center in serious but stable condition.
The male shooting suspect may have fled the scene on foot, heading north. Investigators do not believe this to be a random act.
Detectives later learned of an outstanding arrest warrant for Jones a for failure to comply with terms set by Drug Court.
Preliminary investigation shows no links between these events.
Anyone with information on either case should call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.
A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.