SAVANNAH, GA (December 4, 2011): Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are investigating the shooting of a 20-year-old man Saturday and the possibility that a stray bullet aimed at him may have narrowly missed a woman driving by with three children in her car.
The 30-year-old woman was driving north on MLK Boulevard with passengers age 17, 14 and 14 when she heard a noise and glass shards from her side window struck her arm. She stopped the car at 31st Street and called police before travelling with family members to seek treatment for the minor cuts at a hospital.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police forensics unit members found bullet fragments in the car.
Forty-five minutes later, Jaques Pope, 20, of the 400 block of West 33rd Street arrived at a hospital emergency room seeking treatment for gunshot graze wounds. Another bullet was lodged in his cell phone.
He told SCMPD violent crimes detectives he had been walking on Kline Street from Burroughs Street when he walked by a black make who struck him with a weapon and then dropped it. As Pope fled, he said the man picked up the weapon and fired at him.
Pope is refusing to cooperate with police, but the investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information on the case 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.
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