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Five suspects were arrested last Friday afternoon and a sixth is sought after officers raided a shot house on Barnard Street, "confiscating cash, drugs and drug paraphernalia, illegal alcohol and cigarettes and identifying an illegal rooming house."

 The officers were bolstered by patrol officers from the Central Precinct of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department as well as inspectors from the City of Savannah's Zoning Division, Revenue Department, Property Maintenance Department, and Fire Marshal's Office participating through the interdepartmental "Rooming House Task Force."

The 2 p.m. raid followed a week of surveillance on the house, noting drug sales and the illegal sale of alcohol. Police received neighborhood complaints about activities in the house at Barnard and West 31st.

"This shot house not only was illegal, but it put innocent people at risk and robbed them of their sense of security," said Capt. DeVonn Adams, Central Precinct commander.

Arrested without incident were Bobby Ray Robinson, 32, East 49th street,  - sale of controlled substance / crack-cocaine; Angel Gail Richardson, 53, Barnard Street – distributing, selling, or otherwise dealing in alcohol without a license; Eddie Snyder, 73, Barnard Street – distributing, selling, or otherwise dealing in alcohol w/without a license; Arsinio Larnon Robinson, 24, West 32nd Street, – sale of marijuana; and Rodney Jones, 57, West 42nd Street – possession of marijuana and drug-related object.

Detectives still are searching for Michael Anthony Kelsey, 54, 800 block of East 41st St., charged with sale of marijuana. Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using keyword CSTOP2020.

• Detectives have identified and charged a 19-year-old Savannah man with three felonies "after shooting at occupants of a car in east Savannah on Christmas night," police say.

Devonte Shyheem Green of the 1000 block of Wolf Street has been charged with aggravated assault, theft by receiving stolen property and criminal use of an article with altered ID.

Officers had responded to the 3G convenience store on the 700 block of Wheaton Street about 7:47 p.m. after witnesses reported an occupant of one car shooting at another car parked near the gas pumps.

Detectives determined that "Green and a female were parked near the pumps when a black 2006 Saturn Ion carrying several people drove up and the female driver went into the store. Green then fired multiple shots into the Saturn on the passenger's side before driving away in a tan Toyota."

The Toyota was found soon after on East Gwinnet Street just east of Waters Avenue where police had responded to another shots fired call the same night.

Green was charged "after he was identified as the shooter and a search of his residence yielded two semi-automatic pistols, including one that had been reported stolen and on which the serial number had been partially altered."

Anyone with info is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020.