SAVANNAH, GA (May 30, 2015): Detectives are investigating the shooting of two men in the Edgemere/Sackville neighborhood Friday as well as illegal activities that are suspected of contributing to it.
Patrol officers from the Islands Precinct of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department arrived on the 1100 block of East 59th Street to find one victim in the yard and a second who had been pulled into the house after the noon shooting.
Ricky Tyrone Craig, 21, who lives in the house, and Dominique Leonard Dillard, 28, who was found in the yard, were transported for treatment of serious injuries. A woman driving through the intersection of 59th and Guatemala streets escaped injury when an errant shot struck her car.
Both victims are well-known to Metro Police: Dillard has been arrested eight times since 2004 and Craig has been arrested six times since 2013. Both have past arrests for probation violations and drug charges.
“Clearly, behavior in the house and by participants led to endangerment of the entire neighborhood,” said Metro Police Chief Joseph H. “Jack” Lumpkin Sr. “School is out, so children were playing on nearby lawns; residents were in their yards and on their porches; and innocent potential victims were driving by.
“Indiscriminate shooting such as this is taking place nationwide and it is going to take community-wide efforts to stop them. Dozens of people were on scene when police arrived. Many have not come forward to help solve this crime. That’s what it will take to show perpetrators of these senseless shootings that this neighborhood is not going to stand for it.”
Anyone with information is asked to 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 Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.