MAN REPORTED SHOT IN ROBBERY

SAVANNAH, GA (June 24, 2013): A Savannah man was in critical condition today after being shot in what has been described as a robbery attempt Saturday night.

Ernest Bright, 32, of the 1200 block of East Duffy Street, was taken to Memorial University Medical Center by another man who reported Bright was shot during a robbery near Joe and Rockefeller streets in the Eastside neighborhood about 10 p.m.

The man told police he and the victim were approached by two men who tried to rob them and Bright was shot when he resisted.

Downtown Precinct Patrol officers had responded a few minutes earlier to a shots fired call in the area.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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