Police: 18-year-old shot at car because he thought he was being followed

SAVANNAH — Detectives in Savannah have arrested a suspect they say fired multiple rounds at an occupied vehicle on Kentucky Ave. early Thursday morning.

The suspect, 18-year-old Jamir Rashad Lewis, was booked into the Chatham County jail Friday on two counts of aggravated assault charges.

According to the Savannah Police Department, a woman was driving on Kentucky Ave. around 12:50 a.m. when another vehicle made a sudden stop in front of her. An occupant in the other vehicle fired multiple shots at her vehicle and then sped from the scene.

Detectives quickly identified Lewis as the suspect.

According to police, Lewis said he fired a gun at the woman’s vehicle because he thought it was following him. The victim and suspect have no known connections, police say.

Anyone with additional information on this incident or any other violent crime incident can call the Savannah Police Department’s Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.

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