SAVANNAH, GA (August 30, 2011): A 25-year-old Savannah man has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault in the shooting of three men over a dog he had accused them of stealing Monday night.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police violent crimes detectives arrested Ramone Green at his residence in Fenwick Village on Ogeechee Road about 2:30 a.m. today.
He is charged with shooting Corey Townsend, 19, Jermaine Lanier, 21, and Corey Eady, 18, while they stood in a yard in the 2100 block of Alabama Avenue in East Savannah about 9:15 p.m. Monday.
Lanier and Eady were found in the yard with non-life threatening wounds. Townsend, who had been shot in the chest, ran to the intersection of Georgia and New York streets where police found him after following a trail of blood. All were transported to Memorial University Medical Center. None of the wounds were considered life-threatening.
Sgt. Robert Gavin said Green and his brother had driven to the residence where they accused the three men of stealing the Pit Bull mix dog. His brother got out to retrieve the dog and Ramone Greene began firing at the men. Both brothers got back in the car and left without the dog after the shooting.
SCMPD Animal Control officers took custody of the dog after the shootings.
The three men were among eight victims in four shootings reported to SCMPD officers in an eight-hour period Monday night and Tuesday morning. Gavin said detectives have found no connection between this incident and the other three.
Violent crimes detectives continue to investigate the shooting.
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