SAVANNAH, GA (November 28, 2015): At 3:30 a.m. Savannah- Chatham Metropolitan Police officers responded to report of shots being fired between two vehicles near the intersection of Howard Foss Dr. and Jasmine Ave. Citizens reported a newer white Toyota Camry and an Infinity were exchanging gunfire while driving in the area.
At 4:00 a.m. a white Toyota Camry struck the side of a marked SCMPD Prisoner Transport van at Skidaway Rd. and Delessups Ave. The Toyota fled the scene of the crash south on Skidaway Ave. A marked SCMPD patrol car gave chase to the suspect vehicle. The patrol car crashed into a culvert on Skidaway Rd. near the intersection with Scott Dr. The officer was injured in the collision and was transported to Candler Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The white Toyota continued to flee. The cause of the patrol vehicle crash is still being investigated.
Skidaway Rd. near Scott Dr. was closed for a brief period while the crash scene was cleared and a power pole was replaced.
Officers responding to the scene also located a white vehicle that was later determined to be unrelated to this incident. The 16 year old driver of this vehicle was arrested after officers found him in possession of a stolen firearm.
Anyone with information on this case should 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.