Suspect Charged For Shooting At Officer - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Suspect Charged For Shooting At Officer

Posted: Updated:
SAVANNAH, GA -

A Savannah man has been charged with multiple offenses after trying to fire a weapon at a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer and another man.

Quintavious Jron Lee, 19, of Port Wentworth has been charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, possession of a firearm in committing a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, pointing a weapon at another, carrying a pistol without a license, obstruction of a law enforcement officer and loitering and prowling after the incident in Yamacraw Village May 18.

Lee and another male were being questioned about 5:40 p.m. Friday by a Downtown Precinct Patrol officer who noticed they fit the description of suspects in two robberies in the area.

The other man was placed in handcuffs when he resisted being searched for a weapon, and Lee backed away and started running. As he did, he dropped a pistol, stopped, retrieved the weapon, squared his stance and pointed it at the officer and the other man. He pulled the trigger, but the gun misfired.

The officer threw the other man to the ground and protected him but did not attempt to fire at Lee because of several people, including children, who were in the immediate area.

Lee was quickly taken into custody by other Downtown Precinct officers who were saturating the area. He has a record with SCMPD extending back to 2010 when he was 17, including aggravated battery, disrupting public schools, obstruction of a police officer and two probation violations.

SCMPD Robbery Unit detectives are investigating the two robberies in an attempt to determine who was involved.

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.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • BCSO Searches For Missing Hilton Head Island Couple

    UPDATE: Missing Couple Found Safe

    UPDATE: Missing Couple Found Safe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-19 15:49:44 GMT
    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for two missing, possibly endangered people out of Hilton Head Island. Kenneth Anderson, 87, and Phyllis Anderson, 85, were reportedly on their way to visit family in Lawrenceville, Ga. at about 10 a.m. on Friday.
    The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office is searching for two missing, possibly endangered people out of Hilton Head Island. Kenneth Anderson, 87, and Phyllis Anderson, 85, were reportedly on their way to visit family in Lawrenceville, Ga. at about 10 a.m. on Friday.
  • SURVELLIANCE VIDEO: Runaway Horse in Downtown Savannah

    SURVELLIANCE VIDEO: Runaway Horse in Downtown Savannah

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:08 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:08:52 GMT
    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday. A viewer tells News 3 that the horse went 'berserk' after the accident. Savannah Police have closed
    WSAV has learned that a horse carriage was involved in an accident in downtown Savannah on Monday.
  • DA to Get Sarah Jones Investigation Monday

    DA to Get Sarah Jones Investigation Monday

    Thursday, April 17 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:51:31 GMT
    Sarah Jones, courtesy:  South Carolina Film CommissionSarah Jones, courtesy: South Carolina Film Commission
    We could learn as soon as next week as to whether criminal charges will be filed in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.
    We could learn as soon as next week as to whether criminal charges will be filed in the death of camera assistant Sarah Jones.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.