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2015 Sav/Chatham County Homicide Total through Sun. March 15: 6
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Savannah River skinny dippers arrested on St. Paddy's weekend

Two men who “shed their clothing and dived into the Savannah River Friday night were the only arrests recorded in the first night of the 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Festival,” said a police spokesman.

Sixteen arrests the following day resulted in a total of 18 arrests for the weekend, police say.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officers assigned to the River Street Command Center “charged the two men from Pennsylvania in their early 40s with swimming in prohibited waters about 7:15 p.m.”

The ordinance violation is a misdemeanor.

They had “ignored directions to stop from nearby SCMPD Marine Patrol officers who saw them disrobing. The Marine Patrol officers helped them from the waters where they were struggling with an unexpected current and the effects of previous partying.”

Heated gunshot exchange at 32nd & Cabell Streets near Gordonston

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are investigating “an incident in which multiple shots were fired at a car and four people who were attempting to put gasoline in it in east Savannah Sunday,” a police spokesman says.

Officers responded to a call at East 32nd Street and Skidaway Road to find a white Chevrolet Impala with multiple bullet marks at 4:13 p.m.

They located “a 21-year-old female who told them a male and two female friends were helping her refuel her car when two men began shooting at the Impala from the intersection of 32nd and Cabell streets,” police say.

Multiple shell casings were found and two bags of marijuana and scales were found in the Impala. “

Another vehicle “and an unoccupied house on Atkinson Street also were struck by bullets,” according to police.

Detectives continue to investigate.

Man shot on Eastside Saturday afternoon

Detectives are investigating the shooting of a man in East Savannah Saturday afternoon.

Sandy Gould, 36, “was transported to a hospital for treatment by a civilian after the 4:43 p.m. shooting near Deiter and East 31st streets,” a police spokesman says. He was being treated for a non-life threatening wound.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police were told “he was shot during a disagreement.”

Man sought for questioning in January shooting on Augusta Avenue

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police are requesting the public’s help in locating a man wanted for questioning in the shooting of two men Jan. 25.

Violent Crimes detectives are searching for Bryan Marquel Eugene Thompson, 24, for questioning in the shooting of Brendon Barlow, 27, and Eric Butts, 25.

“Barlow was found in a black Toyota at Augusta Avenue and Tulip Street when Downtown Precinct Patrol officers responded to a shooting call at 5:19 a.m.,” police say.

“Butts was being interviewed at Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police headquarters when detectives determined he actually had been in the car and had received a gunshot wound as well,” police add.

The investigation revealed “the two victims were in the car that was found with gunshot damage at the scene.”