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04/28/05

Mayor on Turf Boys

You saw their pictures on the news, and the pressure has two of the Turf Boys off the street. Damien Gaines, 17, and Lyeron Rice, 20, turned themselves in yesterday. Police are still looking for Corey Milton, 19, and Tarus Green, 16. Police say they may be a gang and they're responsible for a string of shootings between April 6 and April 12.

That rash of violence prompted Savannah mayor Otis Johnson to call a meeting asking the community to take a stand. We caught up to the mayor just before his follow-up meeting last night.

"I think they did the right thing," he said of the suspects turning themselves in. "Once they've been identified, they need to turn themselves in because they're considered dangerous and if they get in a confrontation with police, a very negative outcome could occur."

Reported by: Liz Flynn, lflynn@wtoc.com

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