Savannah leaders address recent violent crimes

Crime & Safety

City leaders held a news conference Thursday to address recent violent crimes in Savannah.

Three deadly shootings this week are being investigated as well as a fatal cutting.

“This now is the exception and not the rule,” said Mayor Eddie DeLoach. “We have too many deaths in our community.”

While the mayor and Savannah Police Chief Mark Revenew were not able to detail much about the investigations, they assure they are working diligently to solve these crimes.

They also made it clear they need the community’s help.

“I was heart warmed to hear some of our community representatives imploring the community to cooperate with the police,” Revenew said. “Some of these cases we haven’t received total cooperation. And this is a partnership, we’re only as good as the community.”

Revenew said several search and arrest warrants have been executed in some cases and that they will continue to develop more information.

“I just want to reiterate to the public that we’ve got one of the best police departments in the Southeast if not in the United States,” said DeLoach. “They are working tirelessly to make these arrests and take care of this situation.”

Anonymous tips can be submitted to CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Savannah Police Department’s non-emergency number is 912-652-6500.

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