OCTOBER 26 UPDATE: Savannah Police have made a third arrest in connection to this case. Parcardi Trappio, 26, was arrested today and charged with cruelty to children and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Detectives are continuing to investigate. If anyone has information on this incident or any additional involved parties, please contact detectives at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.
SAVANNAH, GA (October 24, 2020) – Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives made two arrests in a shooting that injured a juvenile victim yesterday evening.
Shortly before 6 p.m., officers responded to White Bluff Road and Eisenhower Drive due to multiple reports of two vehicles exchanging gunfire. Soon after, three individuals, one being a 5-year-old, were transported to the hospital by private vehicle with injuries sustained during the shooting.
Further investigation revealed that there was an exchange of gunfire between two groups. Akeem Williams, 27, and Kenneth Mack, 29, both sustained non-life-threatening injuries due to this incident. Mack has been charged with aggravated assault and cruelty to children for his involvement in the incident. Williams is currently in custody while receiving medical treatment. Upon being discharged, he will be charged with aggravated assault, cruelty to children, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana less than 1 ounce.
“This shooting could have led to the tragic death of a young child,” said Chief Roy Minter. “The senseless violence and utilization of guns in this community need to stop. The Savannah Police Department will not stand for it and will work tirelessly to target those in our community who choose to engage in criminal activity. We ask that the community partners with us in removing individuals from our neighborhoods who seek to create additional victims of violence. I know that if we all stand together, we can accomplish that goal.”
Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident. If anyone has information on this incident or any of the involved parties, please contact detectives at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime. More information on the process of submitting a tip and how rewards are processed can be viewed at http://www.savannahchathamcrimestoppers.org/About_Us.cfm