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UPDATE: SCMPD Arrest Andre Daise in Connection to Fatal Christmas Day Shooting

The Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department with help from Beaufort County Sheriff's Offie and the Southeast Regional Fugitive Taskforce of the U.S. Marshal's Service have arrested Andre Daise, 32, in connection with the Christmas Day murder of Randy Hooks, 63. According to the news release by Darnisha Green, he was taken into custody Thursday morning and was charged with one count of murder.

Anyone with additional information on this case should call CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters can anonymous and could for a cash reward.  A confidential tip line also is open to speak directly with investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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Two men, called "persons of interest" in a deadly shooting last month and now wanted for questioning.

32 year old Andre Daise and 21 year old Yashua Mincey are known to frequent the 600 block of East 39th Street. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police says Daise also has ties to St. Helena Island, South Carolina.

Daise is about 5-8 and weighs 145 pounds. Mincey is roughly 6-0 and weighs about 170 pounds.

Just before 8 p.m. on Dec. 25, Metro responded to a ShotSpotter alert at Reynolds and East 40th streets. Once on-scene, Metro officers found 53 year old Randy Hooks deceased in a pick-up truck.

A preliminary investigation also showed that the pick-up truck collided with two vehicles and a tree before stopping on East 40th and East Broad streets.

Events leading up to this shooting remain under investigation.

Anyone with information on this case should 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 investigators at (912) 525-3124.


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