POLICE PROBE SANDFLY SHOOTING DEATH

 Note: The victim has been identified as William Franklin.

SAVANNAH, GA (June 25, 2012)   Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting death of a 21-year-old man who interrupted an attempted robbery in a lounge parking lot this morning in the Sandfly community area.

 The man was in Deb’s Pub and Grub just off Skidaway Drive on Norwood Avenue just after 2 a.m. , when he heard a shot and stepped outside.

 He saw a man who was attempting to rob some patrons outside the lounge and had fired the shot. The gunman fired again and ran as the victim returned to the business.

 The victim died in surgery after being transported to Memorial University Medical Center. SCMPD Violent Crimes detectives, Southside Precinct officers and K-9 officers saturated the area in search of the suspect.

 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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