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Shooting Suspect Gets Shot By Off Duty University Police Officer

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Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a shooting suspect who in turn was shot by an off-duty university police officer Thursday afternoon.

Tyrone Williams, 20, of a Lynah Street address, was arrested after he was treated for non-life threatening wounds at Memorial University Medical Center following the shooting at Jergensen and Martha Streets off Skidaway Road.

He was shot by a Savannah State University police officer who reacted to a shooting in which Williams had shot Christopher Washington,  21, of the 2200 block of Jergensen Street. Washington was being treated for potentially life threatening wounds at Memorial Thursday night.

Metro, Thunderbolt and SSU officers responded to the scene. SCMPD violent crimes detectives are continuing to investigate the shootings.

Anyone with information  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.


Julian Miller with SCMPD tells News 3 two men have been shot.  One has potentially life threatening injuries.  Miller says an off-duty Savannah State University police officer interceded in an incident on the street but the role they played in the shooting is unclear. The off duty police officer was not injured. News 3 will continue to bring you the latest on this developing story.


Savannah Chatham Metro Police are on the scene of a double shooting on Martha Street, that's just off Skidaway Road, between Coakley and Jurgensen Streets.  Witnesses tell a shooting occurred, but additional information was limited. Police have not commented on the situation. Our reporter on the scene says there is large crime scene, and heavy law enforcement presence.

Police dispatched the call to the scene shortly after 4:15pm.

It is unclear how many victims may be involved in the case. has a crew on the scene, and we expect more information shortly.

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