U.S. Marshals took morning took Eddiard Konta Greene, A.K.A “Dwayne Karlton Greene”, into custody on an already existing murder warrant for the shooting death of Laura Dowdy, 48.
Dowdy was found shot to death in her residence in the 800 block of West 38th Street, very close to where Freddie Jackson, 33, and Kendra Hayes, 25, were found shot outside their apartment just the day before. Jackson died shortly after in Memorial University Medical Center.
Savannah–Chatham Metropolitan Police filed a murder warrant for Dwayne Greene on Thursday in that shooting.
Violent crimes detectives have determined that the shooting of Jackson stemmed from a drug transaction and Dowdy’s shooting was related to the prior homicide of Jackson.
Some people knew him by Eddiard, or Conley, even Konta or “Short Money”. The killing of Freddie Jackson and shooting of Kendra Hayes Tuesday afternoon just after 5 p.m., after he allegedly knocked on their door and then shot them after a brief conversation.
• Police are asking the public to help locate the driver of a pickup truck who reportedly has been offering young girls rides in the Isle of Hope area.
Two girls, age 8 and 14, reported the driver of the truck in different incidents pulled up beside them and repeatedly offered them rides. He continued to follow them after they declined. The vehicle is described as a white, full–sized pickup with scratched paint and set up to ride low to the ground. The driver was described as white with a dark complexion or Hispanic in his 20s or 30s.
Police suggest children be warned not to approach any vehicle or allow anyone to approach them offering rides, and to quickly move to an area where they can call police.
• A woman died and another is hospitalized after a severe accident on Chatham Parkway.
Just after 2 p.m., officers and the SCMPD Major Accident Investigations Team were dispatched to Chatham Parkway for an accident. After an initial investigation it was determined the driver of the black Nissan was traveling north bound on the Chatham Parkway in the right lane when she came across the south bound lanes striking the red Subaru that was traveling south bound in the right lane.
The driver of the Nissan, Patricia Clarke, was transported to Memorial University Medical Center with serious injuries.
The driver of the Subaru, Saadia Zambrano, 43, a soldier at Ft. Stewart, died of her injuries.
• Police will take on local firefighters in the third annual “Guns ‘n’ Hoses” charity eat-off at B&D Burgers at 209 W. Congress, on Nov. 16 at 2:30 p.m. Free admission to watch Savannah Metro cops and Southside Fire Dept. firefighters put their appetites in competition. B&D Burgers is donating $1000 to a charity of the winning team’s choice.