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UPDATE: Mr. Johnson has died from his injuries.


SAVANNAH, GA (April 25, 2015): Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating a shooting Friday night that left a victim in hospitalized and the crash of a minivan nearby.

Derek Johnson, 19, was transported to a hospital after the 8:27 p.m. shooting on the 2100 block of Glynwood Drive.

He had been in a parked car with other individuals when a minivan drove by and someone in it began firing at the car. The minivan sped away and the driver of the car drove Johnson for treatment.

Shortly after, a minivan similar to the one described in the shooting was located wrecked on the northbound entrance ramp to the Truman Parkway from Derenne Avenue. The occupants of the minivan were seen running from the scene.

Violent Crimes Unit detectives are working to determine if the crashed minivan was the one involved and are asking anyone who may have been in the area at the time to help by providing information.

Anyone with information on the case 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.
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Two of the SCMPD's finest officers, Officer Hai Tu and Officer John Holden are members of Savannah's Army Reserve Unit and are about to deploy the Middle East.
Chief Lumpkin will be addressing the crowd at this morning's deployment send off.
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Sandy BlaschakSafe return :)1 day ago
Audrey RobertsPrayers for a safe return.1 day ago
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Janet MobleyThank you and Be Safe!! Prayers1 day ago
David Bates Jr.Be safe brothers.1 day ago
Ron PalefskyGood luck guys and G-d bless and keep ya. Plenty of work to take care of when you get back you know. I'm sure you do.1 day ago
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Janet Lee ButlerGood luck and safe return to both of you. (And all the others!)1 day ago
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Crisis Intervention Training to Improve Response to Mental Health Patients

SAVANNAH, GA (April 25, 2015) – The Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department has just graduated 26 employees who completed a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team Training Course, better known as CIT.

The goal is to help SCMPD personnel better respond to individuals in our community experiencing a mental health crisis.

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Savannahs Not So FinestNow if we can keep them from watching porn downtown in their cars.1 day ago   ·  1

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