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Detectives are investigating gunshots fired in the Tatemville area that led to the arrest of one man on a Sunday night.

Police still are sorting out the details that led to Ishmal Dangelos Mikell, 21, being charged with false statements and writings and reckless conduct after crashing his car at 58th and Bull Street and then calling police to 38th and Bull.

Patrol officers had responded about 8:45 p.m. to the shots fired call at Lamar and Tatum streets. There they were told two cars had driven up and occupants had exchanged fire with a man who was walking in the area. No one was injured but a green Buick and a church near the corner had been struck.

The investigation revealed that all participants of the shootout were family members.

Mikell called police to 38th and Bull streets to report that someone had fired at his green Buick and he had returned fire but insisted he did not know who had fired at him. He was charged for the false statements after being warned that lying on a police report was illegal.

 Detectives continue to investigate the shots fired call. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637).

 • A 30-year-old Stockbridge, GA., man died instantly Saturday when the cargo truck in which he was a passenger collided with a tree on I-16.

Ronald V. Lawrence Jr., was killed when the 2003 GMC truck  ran into the wood line of the eastbound lanes between Dean Forest Road and Chatham Parkway about 3 p.m.

Rai Rajen, 33, of Clarkston, GA, driver of the truck, escaped serious injury.

The truck was eastbound when it swerved to the right shoulder of the roadway, struck a highway sign, and continued into the tree line. The cargo area of the truck ruptured, spilling contents. Traffic on the eastbound lanes was halted or restricted for about two hours.

• Detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying a man who robbed the Circle K on the 8900 block of White Bluff Road on a Saturday morning.

The stocky black male wearing a light T-shirt and dark baseball-type cap had socks over his hand and face when he walked into the store about 2:30 a.m. He appeared to have a weapon in his hand under a sock when he ordered the clerk to put the cash drawer on the counter. Then he took money and walked out.

Anyone with information on the identity and/or location of the suspect is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637).

• Two people are in custody following a large seizure of marijuana by the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT).

Earlier this week, CNT, along with officers from the Garden City Police Department, began a joint investigation into the possession of a large amount of marijuana in a residence in the Garden City Mobile Home Park.

Shortly after 1 p.m., CNT agents and Garden City police officers executed the search warrant at the residence. Agents seized about 90 pounds of marijuana, most of which was packaged in large, separate bundles.