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Savannah Police Investigating W. 58th Street Homicide

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Savannah Chatham Metro Police say they are investigating the shooting death of a Savannah man early Tuesday morning.

Police say 31-year-old Michael Willard James was found dead inside an SUV in the yard of a house on the 600 block of West 58th Street just after midnight. Investigators say the SUV had crashed into another car parked in the yard, which then ignited a small fire. The fire was put out by the Savannah Fire Department.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A confidential Tip Line also is open directly to Metro Criminal Investigation Department detectives at (912) 525-3124.


Part of West 58th Street is closed at this hour due to police activity.

Metro Police were called a little after midnight Tuesday morning to the 600 block for a report of a car accident.

Police spokesman Julian Miller tells News 3 that the car had crashed into a yard, struck a parked car and caught on fire.

While officers were investigating the crash, there were some other incidents going on in the neighborhood at the same time, Miller said.

He could not say whether the crash and those incidents were related but the investigation is still ongoing.

The area was cordoned off with police tape and a News 3 photographer at the scene reported seeing a K9 unit arrive and begin searching the perimeter.

The condition of the person involved in the accident is unknown at this point.

Stay with WSAV for updates.

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