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Victim's family relieved police name suspects


Pastor Eric Mason told his congregation Tuesday night he is thankful police say they know who is responsible for shooting his son and eight other victims.

"I am overwhelmed with happiness. I am so happy we can finally have some light shed on who is responsible for the shooting," Pastor Mason said.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have obtained warrants against six men in the shooting of eight patrons at the Coastal Empire Fair on Nov. 3 and expect more charges to be filed.

Criminal Investigation detectives are asking the public's help in locating two men charged with aggravated assault for the actual shootings and four others who made false statements to police to impede the investigation.

Sought on the aggravated assault charges are Lajuan Jerome Sloman, 21, of a Cordell Street address, and Shawn Hakeem Siebert, 21, of a Fluke Street address.

Charged with providing a false name to police and making false statements is Terrence Lassalle Thacker Jr., 23, of a West 61st Street address.

Charged with providing false statements were Diqwane Dreshawn Buter, 28, who already is in custody on unrelated drug charges, Jeffrey Bashon Crawford, 19, of a Lloyd Street address, and Ephraim Rashad German, 19, of Brandle Way.

"The nature of the offense indicates that these men are dangerous and need to be off our streets," said Police Chief Willie Lovett. "Eight innocent people were injured and we are extremely fortunate no one was killed in this senseless shooting.

"Our detectives and the rest of our department worked diligently to solve this case and they have not completed their investigations. We do expect other charges to follow. Meanwhile, we are grateful to the citizens who came forward to help us.

Anyone with information on the case or the location of the suspects is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637). In the body type, include "CStop2020" plus the tip. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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