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Identity Of Man Shot By Metro Police Officer Released

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UPDATE:

An officer-involved shooting is under investigation by Metro Police.  It happened overnight near the intersection of West Victory drive and Barnard Street-- shutting part of that area down for hours while police gathered evidence.  We're told 23 year old Timothy Maurice Williams was shot by a Metro officer after patrols responded to the area on a report of multiple gunshots.  Police say they spotted three men running down west 44th Street and climbing a fence into the yard of a house.  Investigators say about the same time those three were spotted, a person who lives in that home was calling 9-1-1 and trying to flag down an officer to report that someone was breaking into her house.  The officer went into the yard and spotted the men - two allegedly tried to escape back over the fence - the third, Williams, allegedly charged the officer and was shot.

Williams was taken to Memorial University Medical Center for treatment of what police say are non-life-threatening injuries. The two other men are reportedly still being questioned.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at 234-2020 or a Confidential Tip line to investigators at 525-3124. 

ORIGINAL STORY:

Savannah Chatham metro police say an early morning shooting incident left one suspect injured and the crime scene closed to traffic for several hours. Police say the incident happened this morning around 3 A.M. They won't reveal much in the way of detail, but they say when it was over the injured suspect was transported to Memorial Medical Center. His condition is not known at the time of this writing.

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