Chief praises cooperation after suspects apprehended - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Chief praises cooperation after Richmond Hill shooting suspects apprehended


Police Chief Julie Tolbert is praising the cooperative efforts of the area local law enforcement agencies leading to the arrest of five suspects connected to a shooting in Richmond Hill on Wednesday, August 20th.

These five arrests spanned three counties and two states leading to the arrest of the men in Hardeeville, South Carolina.

The cautious pursuit was performed by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Aviation Unit "Eagle One" following the stolen Dodge Charger the men were in to an apartment complex in Hardeeville.

Multiple police agencies are working together on the investigation. Richmond Hill Police are investigating the aggravated assault of a 19 year-old man who was shot after the suspects tried to enter his pick-up truck.

Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is charging the men for the theft of the Charger and Hardeeville Police Department is charging the men with possession of illegal drugs.

Islands Precinct detectives are investigating potential connections to various crimes in Savannah.

"This was a tremendous example of how cooperative police work can bring suspects into custody with no one being injured and no damage to anyone's property," Tolbert said. "The officers quickly overcame numerous obstacles to produce a cohesive reaction that brought about an expeditious conclusion."

Officers from multiple departments are grateful there was a tremendous outcome to such a bad situation.

Copyright 2014 WTOC. All rights reserved.

Powered by Frankly