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Coastal Empire Fair shooting suspect in custody

Shawn Hakeem Sibert (Source: SCMPD) Shawn Hakeem Sibert (Source: SCMPD)
Top: Sloman, Sibert, Thacker. Bottom: Butler, Crawford, German. (Source: SCMPD) Top: Sloman, Sibert, Thacker. Bottom: Butler, Crawford, German. (Source: SCMPD)

One of the two men charged with shooting eight people at the Coastal Empire Fair on Nov. 3 has been taken into custody. Savannah-Chatham Metro Police are continuing to search for the other shooter and two men who lied to impede the investigation.

Downtown Precinct Crime Suppression officers arrested Shawn Hakeem Sibert, 21, of Fluke St., on E Gwinnett St. Tuesday. He was arrested without incident.

Sibert and Lajuan Jerome Sloman, 21, of Cordell St., have been charged with firing at each other and injuring eight people at the fair. Both of the suspects have been charged with aggravated assault. Sloman is still at large.

Jeffrey Bashon Crawford, 19, and Diqwane Dreshawn Butler, 28, both victims of the fair shooting, have also been arrested on charges of lying to police about the shooting.

Police are also seeking Terrence Lassalle Thacker Jr., 23, of W 61st St., for lying to police and providing a false name and Ephraim Rashad German, 19, of Brandle Way, for lying.

Before Police identified Sibert as one of the shooters at the fair, he was shot in another multiple shooting on Nov. 9. He was treated for injuries and then released. That shooting took place behind a lounge at Gwinnett St. and Paulsen St. Two other men were also hospitalized due to that shooting.

Detectives are continuing to investigate the fair shooting and hope to identify other participants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crimestoppers at 912.234.2020 or text CRIMES (274637). Include "CStop2020" plus the tip in the body of the text. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. The Exchange Club of Savannah has contributed $5,000 to boost the available reward money to $7,500.

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