SAVANNAH, GA (September 9, 2011): A 33-year-old parolee has been charged with two counts of burglary and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after a neighbor caught him leaving an apartment that had been broken into on Tuesday.

 

Tariq Shleen Brown, 33, was arrested after responding Southside Precinct officers identified the owner of the car the suspect was driving and determined Brown had borrowed it before committing the crime on Tuesday. In the car. police discovered guns that had been stolen in one of the burglaries.

 

The events started about 1:30 p.m. when a resident of the Oglethorpe Place Apartments on Mall Boulevard noticed Brown drive up in a black SUV and run behind a building. The resident walked to his neighbor’s apartment, saw Brown enter it, then retrieved a firearm and tried to restrain him when he exited.

 

Brown walked away from the neighbor and then started running, refusing to stop even when the neighbor fired a shot into the ground.

 

Southside detectives canvassed the area and discovered broken glass at another apartment from which a manila envelope had been taken. It was found in the apartment where Brown was first spotted.

 

Brown previously had been arrested in Savannah 24 times and has been imprisoned five times by the State of Georgia. He began a 20-year sentence on a negotiated plea on nine burglary charges in February 2008 but was released Dec. 1, 2010.

 

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Southside precinct detectives are continuing their investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include “CStop2020” plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

 

crn: 110906114

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