SCMPD Searches For 2 Shooting Suspects

Violent Crimes investigators of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for two suspects linked to a shooting early Sunday morning.

At 3:34 a.m. Metro responded to a gas station on the 500 block of West Bay Street, where Maurice Xavier Ruff, 27, of Savannah was found suffering from a gunshot wound. Ruff sustained non-life threatening injuries. He was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for care.

The shooting occurred on Martin Luther King Boulevard near Indian Street. Investigators believe the suspects fled in two separate cars. The first suspect is a black male with a dark complexion, possibly in his 20s. He weighs roughly 220 pounds. During the incident he wore a striped shirt. The suspect fled in a newer model, dark colored Ford Taurus, Ford Fusion or sports car. He was last seen traveling toward West Bay Street.

The second suspect is a black female. During the incident she drove a dark colored compact car. She also fled toward West Bay Street.

Anyone with information on this case should call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.


A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.

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