SCMPD: 1 Arrested, 2 sought in Saturday night Yamacraw Shooting

UPDATE: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives arrested and charged Daquan Bryant, 17, this morning in a Saturday night shooting on the 500 block of Yamacraw Village, that injured a 20-year-old California man.

SCMPD arrested 17-year-old Daquan Bryant in connection with a shooting in Yamacraw Village on October 10, 2015.
SCMPD arrested 17-year-old Daquan Bryant in connection with a shooting in Yamacraw Village on October 10, 2015.

 

The shooting was reported just after 11:00 p.m. Metro officers responded to the scene, finding Semaj Clark suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.

Clark was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center for care.

Clark and Walter Stevens-Brown, 18, were together on River Street where they encountered a group of individuals. Clark and Stevens-Brown reportedly accepted an invitation by the group to accompany them to Yamacraw Village.

Once they arrived at the 500 block of Yamacraw Village, a male suspect produced a gun and demanded the victims’ belongings. The victims ran away. Clark was shot while attempting to flee.

Nearby Metro officers noticed several males, including Bryant running west over the Bay Street viaduct. Officers stopped and detained these subjects for identification. They were transported to police headquarters for interviews.

Investigators determined that Bryant was the shooting offender.

Bryant is charged with two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of armed robbery. He was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.

Two persons of interest also are sought for questioning in this investigation. Both are black males possibly in their teens. The first is described as tall, with a light complexion. During the incident he wore a red hooded sweatshirt. The second subject is described as short in stature, with a dark skin tone, possibly wearing a blue and red striped shirt during the incident.

This investigation continues. 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.

News 3 can confirm that one person was shot around 10pm Saturday.

Police say the victim was transported by ambulance with non-life-threatening injuries.

The investigation is still active. Eye witnesses say multiple people were involved.

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