A Savannah man is dead after being gunned down while on his way to work. It happened this morning just after 6am in the 1900 block of Duval Street on the city's east side. Police have no suspects in this case, nor do they have a motive. What they do have are dozens of people mourning the loss of a man who was very loved and respected in his community.
Randy Stevens was an early riser. This morning, he was preparing for another day of work when all of a sudden he was shot five times here at his home. He later died from his injuries.
Neighbor Elaine Truell said, "I heard like five knocking sounds, like somebody hitting on aluminum, that's what it sounded like."
For the past 20 years, Stevens worked at the city's vehicle maintenance facility. Today, workers were too upset to go on camera and talk to us about their friend, but they did tell us the type of friend Randy Stevens was. They say he was a hard worker, and aside from being a transmission specialist for the city, he was also a motorcycle racer.
Those who lived nearby say Stevens was also a good neighbor. "Kept to himself, but if you needed anything he was there for you," neighbor Terry Polite said.
In fact, not too long ago he and his wife signed a petition concerning a growing problem of crime and drugs in the neighborhood. Neighbors say an empty area next to Stevens' home was a good hiding place for criminal activity. Now they feel their friend may have fallen victim to those crimes.
Again, police have no suspects in this case, but they are asking for your help. If you know anything about the murder of Randy Stevens, please call CrimeStoppers at 234-2020.