SAVANNAH, GA (May 5, 2015) Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the second shooting event targeting the same person in less than a month but they are getting little information from the victim himself.
Germaine Redmond Grant, 24, was transported Monday night for treatment of a gunshot wound that grazed his head on the 1200 block of East 55th Street. He was treated and released.
Islands Precinct patrol officers responded to the scene at 5:21 p.m. to find him with the injury and multiple shell casings in the street.
On April 21, police responded to the 1300 block of East 55th to find a vacant, bullet riddled Dodge automobile upside down and similar shell casings. Investigating violent crimes detectives later identified Grant as the driver of the car at the time it had been attacked.
In each case, Grant refused to provide information on the crimes. He has a record of multiple charges since 2008 including drug, contempt of court, murder, aggravated assault and probation violation. He was acquitted last month on murder charges in the March 2013 shooting death of Achmed Kiwann Williams who was shot to death on his porch of his residence on the 1100 block of East 55th Street.
Police Chief Joseph H. “Jack” Lumpkin Sr. pointed to the two recent shooting cases as examples of the way offenders remain unidentified and on the streets because of reluctance of witnesses and even victims to identify them; or victims prefer to gain retribution themselves.
“Our department spends a lot of time in the Edgemere neighborhood where innocent residents often are subjected to such dangerous activities,” Lumpkin said. “We have provided numerous methods for citizens to share information, including resources in which their anonymity is guaranteed.”
Anyone with information is asked to 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 Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.