2015 Homicides (through Sun. Jan. 4): 2
1 solved (shooter committed suicide)
1 person of interest surrendered
2015's first recorded homicide occurs during 'murder/suicide'
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating the shooting deaths of two people in a domestic situation New Year’s Day, which they term a “murder/suicide.”
Bera Elaine Ribel, 60, and Ramon Anthony Mooney, 48, of Rincon, were found dead in her Estill Hammock Road residence on Tybee Island at about 10:20 p.m. Jan. 1.
“Neighbors alerted police after responding to a request from a Ribel family member to check on the woman,” police say. “The two had been involved in a relationship that recently ended.”
The site of the murder is within the jurisdiction of the Islands Precinct of Savannah/Chatham Metro PD. Tybee Police were a supporting agency in responding to the incident.
One dead, four injured on West 54th; person of interest surrendered
2015’s second reported homicide happened during a shooting on West 54th St. in the very early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 2.
Later that Friday, a “person of interest turned himself into Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police, after an early morning domestic incident ended in a violent shooting,” police say.
The shooting took place at an apartment on the 500 block of West 54th Street, “after the two male combatants arrived separately, but within a short a time span.”
Randolph Scott, 28, died at the scene. Transported to Memorial University Medical Center with what are believed to be non-life threatening wounds were Nylante Santiago, 2; Alex Collins, 8; Watea Smiley, 28; and Marisol Akin, 28. “
All participants are related,” police say.
Reportedly, “shots were fired during an argument between both men,” police say.
Police didn’t immediately reveal the name of the person of interest who surrendered.
New Year's carjack victim safe; suspect at large
A 16-year-old girl was taken “hostage” during a carjacking late New Year’s Eve/early New Year’s Day.
The silver 2015 Nissan Altima sedan with Georgia tag PWA 9410 was taken in a “carjacking about 4 a.m. by a black male in his early 30s wearing black cargo pants and black shirt with a brown jacket,” police say.
The passenger, Desiree “Desi” Jewel Noonan, 16, was found “safe and unharmed” on Montgomery Street about 7:45 a.m.
Kidnapper arrested; victim safe
On New Year’s Day, police arrested a Savannah man after a domestic incident involving a gun discharge and kidnapping.
Just after 5 p.m., Metro responded to a residence on the 1300 block of E. 31st St.
Officers learned that Troyozzie Adside, 24, “fired a gun inside the house he shared with his 25-year-old girlfriend, before forcing her into her 1998 Jeep Cherokee and driving away.”
“The victim managed to safely escape the vehicle once Adside passed out behind the steering wheel,” police say.
Metro recovered the Jeep with Adside still passed out inside, parked at a gas station on Ogeechee Road. A firearm was recovered, and the victim was located nearby.
Hit & run kills man; driver at large
Detectives are searching for a truck that struck and killed Florida man Peter Meyers, 72, as he tried to cross Abercorn Street Sunday night. They seek a 1999 or 2000 Chevrolet Silverado, Tahoe or Suburban with front end damage on the right side. Due to the nature of the investigation, this isn’t listed as a homicide as of now.