MAN CHARGED AFTER SHOOTOUT

SAVANNAH, GA (August 5, 2013): Central Precinct detectives from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating gunshots fired in the Tatemville area that led to the arrest of one man Sunday night.

Police still are sorting out the details that led to Ishmal Dangelos Mikell, 21, being charged with false statements and writings and reckless conduct after crashing his car at 58th and Bull Street and then calling police to 38th and Bull.

Central Precinct Patrol officers had responded about 8:45 p.m. to the shots fired call at Lamar and Tatum streets. There they were told two cars had driven up and occupants had exchanged fire with a man who was walking in the area. No one was injured but a green Buick and a church near the corner had been struck.

The investigation revealed that all participants of the shootout were family members.

Mikell called police to 38th and Bull streets to report that someone had fired at his green Buick and he had returned fire but insisted he did not know who had fired at him. He was charged for the false statements after being warned that lying on a police report was illegal.

Detectives continue to investigate the shots fired call. 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.

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