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Man Drives Himself to Hospital After Being Shot, Two Arrested for Aggravated Assault

Statesboro Police Department officers responded to East Georgia Regional Medical Center on January 10 for a male who had driven himself to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound. He told the officers that he had been shot while driving on Brannen Street. Detectives located shell casings on Brannen, as well as obtained surveillance video from several locations. Two suspects were identified as Raheem Thomas and Chyna Jordan. Additional evidence was discovered during a search of their apartment. Thomas was arrested and charged with 1 count Aggravated Assault, 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property- 1st Degree, and 1 count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Jordan was arrested and charged with 1 count Aggravated Assault (Party to the Crime) and 1 count Obstruction (Misdemeanor). Both remain at the Bulloch County Jail awaiting further judicial action.


From SPD:

On 1/10/23 at 2:15 a.m. SPD Patrol officers responded to East Georgia Regional Medical Center for a male who had driven himself to the hospital after suffering a gunshot wound. The male was transferred to Memorial in Savannah where he remained for several days afterward. He was able to direct officers and detectives to the Brannen Street area, claiming that the shooting occurred while he was driving from work.

Detectives located multiple shell casings on Brannen Street near Gentilly Rd and collected them. Surveillance video from several locations was obtained and detectives developed two suspects, Raheem Thomas (23, Lanier Drive) and Chyna Jordan (21, Lanier Drive), as being involved in the shooting of the victim. A subsequent search warrant by detectives at the couple’s apartment gathered additional evidence and both were taken into custody.

Thomas is charged with 1 count Aggravated Assault, 1 count of Criminal Damage to Property-1 st Degree, and 1 count of Possession of a Firearm during the Commission of a Crime. Jordan was charged with 1 count Aggravated Assault (Party to the Crime) and 1 count Obstruction (Misdemeanor). Both remain at the Bulloch County Jail pending further judicial action.

This case illustrates the value of quality video surveillance in combination with good investigative work. Surprisingly, these surveillance systems are not as common as one would think, even in commercial areas. SPD encourages businesses to give thought to their own video surveillance needs and consider networking existing systems into the Fusus system.

Anyone with information on this case should contact Senior Det. Eric Short at 912-764- 9911 or submit an anonymous tip to tips@statesboroga.gov.

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