911 calls released in shooting death of 60-year-old Savannah woman

Crime & Safety

911 calls detail the moments an officer-involved shooting took the life of an innocent bystander.

60-year-old Cynthia Fields was shot to death inside her home while authorities say a Savannah Police Officer exchanged gunfire with her grandson.

Her daughter was the one to make the call.

Caller: “Please somebody, my mom’s been shot!”

Operator: “Your mom’s been shot?”

Caller: “Yes ma’am, I’m laying here on the floor with her right now, she’s bleeding bad.

“Yes, please hurry. Please.”

Operator: “How many rounds did you hear?”

Caller: “I heard about six to 8.”  

Operator: “Do you know who shot her?

Caller: “No, I was in the bed sleeping, I just heard rounds and I jumped up and heard her.” 

Before Savannah Police arrived to the Stratford Street home Friday night, they were responding to a shooting on New Castle Street two blocks away. 

One person was shot. And it was that shooting that led detectives to Stratford Street.

Authorities say they saw Chantz Cooper, Cynthia Fields’ grandson, standing on the porch of his grandmother’s home.

Police believed he fit the description of the person involved in the shooting on New Castle.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI), Cooper and a Savannah Police Officer fired shots at each other.

Fields who was inside her home was hit and killed.

Her daughter told News 3 she watched her mother die in her arms that night. The 60-year-old leaves behind five children and several grandchildren.

The GBI is still investigating whether her grandson or a Savannah Police Officer shot her.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories