SAVANNAH, GA (May 15, 2013): A 22-year-old Savannah man has been charged with two felonies and a misdemeanor after instigating a neighborhood search by telling Metro Police he was shot in a robbery.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police instead found that Dennis Gregory Johnson, 22, of the 1100 block of East 55th street, had shot himself. He has been charged with false report of a crime, false statements and writing and possession of marijuana.
He was treated at Memorial University Medical Center and then transferred to the Chatham County Detention Center.
Johnson had initially walked up to an Islands Precinct patrol officer who was conducting a traffic stop at East 58th and Guatemala streets and reported he was walking to the hospital because he had been shot by two males who tried to rob him on his front porch.
Violent Crimes detectives, however, confirmed patrol officers’ suspicions by determining he had shot himself and repeatedly insisted he was injured in a robbery.