SAVANNAH, GA (January 16, 2019) – The Savannah Police Department Violent Crimes and Traffic Investigation Unit detectives are investigating a gun discharge, which resulted in a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist yesterday evening.

Shortly after 5 p.m., officers responded to Paige and 2nd avenues for a shots fired call and a vehicle versus motorcycle crash. The preliminary investigation revealed that a Hyundai Elantra, driven by an unknown person, was fleeing the scene of a gun discharge in the area. Jose Pacheco, 20, driving a Suzuki GSXR600 was traveling north on 2nd Avenue when he was struck by the Hyundai Elantra that failed to discontinue at a stop sign at the intersection.

The driver of the Hyundai fled the scene on foot. Pacheco sustained serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Detectives have identified and interviewed a person of interest. There were no reported  injuries stemming from the gun discharge. Both of these investigations are ongoing.

Anyone with additional information on these cases should contact our tip line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.