Published On: Sat, Sep 19th, 2015

Cell phone deal gone bad leaves two dead, one wounded

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metro crimeSAVANNAH – Yet another cell phone deal gone bad turned deadly in Savannah about 2 p.m. Saturday leaving two men dead and a third wounded.

Persons of interest Emile Randolph, 32, and Shawn Rhinehart, 20, have been located and interviewed by Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police investigators.  Randolph is changed with firearm possession.  No other charges were filed.

  Javon Wilson, 19, and Asim Simmons, 19, said they were waiting to sell a cellular phone outside of a nearby apartment building. The two men were approached at gunpoint by at least two subjects. Shots rang out, hitting both victims, as they attempted to defend themselves.

Wilson and a third shooting victim identified as Jayquan Turner, 24, were pronounced dead at the scene. Simmons was transported by ambulance to Memorial University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

 Anyone with information on this case should call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

 A confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.


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