SAVANNAH, GA (June 22, 2011): A homicide and a less-serious shooting reported within 15 minutes of each other on two ends of Savannah have been linked and Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are looking for more leads.


Police found Alan Dwayne O’Neal Jr., 20, of the 1200 block of Sherman Avenue unresponsive in the driveway in the 700 block of Dixon Street in the Tatumville area about 10:30 Tuesday night. He was declared dead at Memorial University Medical Center.


Within 15 minutes, Levi Marshall, 22, of the 500 block of Tatum Street reported he had been shot in East Savannah near 40th and Cedar streets.


Marshall said he was walking with another man about 10:45 p.m. when he heard shots and ran to a cousin’s house in the 1200 block of East 42nd Street. There he discovered he had been shot. He reported seeing an older model vehicle driving by about the time of the shooting.


However, Marshall met the description of a man who was seen in front of the Dixon Street house just two blocks from his residence.


Marshall admitted he was on Dixon Street at the time of the shooting there. Police are investigating his account.


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.


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