CrimeStoppers’ Demery Bishop (left) speaks to Exchange Club of Savannah after receiving $5,000 check from Chris T. Hafer (Source: SCMPD)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -
The reward for information regarding a shooting Saturday night at the Coastal Empire Fair is now up to $7,500. Seven people were shot, most of them teenagers, at the fair.
The Exchange Club of Savannah on Wednesday donated $5,000 to Savannah-Chatham CrimeStoppers at its monthly meeting.
Chris T. Hafer, president of the fair for the Exchange Club presented Demery Bishop of Crimestoppers with the check to be added to the $2,500 already offered by CrimeStoppers.
"We live here, we work here, and we're part of the community. We want to help being part of the fix," Hafer said.
"Anytime we are able to put dollars out there, it does increase the possibility of individuals calling in and providing that information," Bishop said.
CrimeStoppers said this has been a banner year for cases being solved.
Investigators are looking for more witnesses and asking anyone with any information to call CrimeStoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip.
Police are asking anyone with cell phone video of the shooting to share it with police. It can be shared two ways: They can be emailed to SCMPD investigations at as an attachment to email@example.com. Or videos can be sent to CrimeStoppers.
To send videos to CrimeStoppers, follow these steps:
1. Download the TipSubmit App from your iPhone or Android store.
2. Open the app and choose Savannah-Chatham CNTY CrimeStoppers in the agency tab
3. Choose a password in the Password tab to protect your tips
4. Click the New Tip tab
5. Fill out the tip information
6. In the last space click on the camera and upload the video/picture from your library
7. Submit the tip
8. You will receive a Tip number after the tip has been successfully submitted.
Any correspondence to CrimeStoppers is completely anonymous and can qualify the sender for reward money.