Police: Robbery leads to Shooting at Hotel along Abercorn Street

SAVANNAH, GA (August 8, 2015): Violent Crimes detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are investigating a reported robbery and shooting in a hotel room on Savannah’s south side early this morning.

The shooting occurred at the Econolodge on the 7500 block of Abercorn Street at about 4:28 a.m. Jo Robinson, 22, of Florida heard a knock on her hotel room door. When she opened it, a male subject reportedly forced his way inside. The two engaged in a scuffle. Robinson was shot after pepper spraying the suspect, who grabbed her cellular phone before fleeing.

Investigators are working to determine whether Robinson and the shooter were previously acquainted on an internet site.

The suspect is described as a 23 to 24-year-old, light complexioned black male, standing about 5-6. His hair is low shaven and he has a mustache.

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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