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The Savannah-Chatham police department Violent Crimes detectives responded to a shooting that claimed the life of Kevin Reid, 54, about 9:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 400 block of East Waldburg Street.

Reid was the owner of The Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery on Broughton Street, and a member of Savannah's Tourism Leadership Council.

“Kevin owned The Australian Aboriginal Art Gallery, was an engaged member of the TLC, a proud citizen of Savannah, and a highly regarded member of our tourism family. We are all deeply saddened by this loss and our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and family,†Tourism Leadership Council president Michael Owens said.
 

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Oh my gosh I think I had just walked by that place recently that's terrible.
 

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Hopefully these three are captured before anyone else dies while going about their life.

Savannah has really gone down the tubes.
 

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The GSP is going to assist the Savannah Police in working the robbery.
 

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The GSP is going to assist the Savannah Police in working the robbery.
http://scmpd.org/gsp-to-help-scmpd-combat-robberies/

GSP To Help SCMPD Combat Robberies

SAVANNAH, GA (September 23, 2016): Thursday afternoon, Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Chief Joseph H. Lumpkin, Sr. filed a request for assistance from the Georgia State Patrol to assist in patrolling additional streets. The request was made in relation to the stranger-to-stranger armed robberies that have occurred on our sidewalks and streets. This includes the fatal shooting of a Savannah resident during a failed armed robbery attempt on Sep. 21 and the shooting and attempted armed robbery of victims at 39th and Bull Streets on Sep. 19. The Georgia State Patrol has agreed to assign resources to help us combat these violent offenders.

“During the hours of darkness, the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department is combatting street armed robberies which are victimizing our citizens and visitors. These types of crimes are inherently dangerous. As you know, we classify any criminal conduct that involves three or more people as being group/gang involved and group violence. Certainly, this week’s two subject crimes-one in Precinct 2 and the other in Precinct 3, were ‘group/gang’ involved.

We want to bring these robbers, shooters, repeat gun violators and killers to justice. That is true for anyone who is creating fear and harming people in any part of our jurisdiction. Our officers have increased patrols, undercover operations and investigations to identify who we believe are a group of perpetrators who are plaguing pedestrians traveling on our sidewalks during the hours of late evening to early morning.

I want to thank the Georgia State Patrol for providing force-multiplying resources to help keep this community safer. Additionally, SCMPD is redirecting other personnel and technology to address armed robberies and shootings throughout a designated area of concern, which is obviously larger than the Historic District. Again, we are asking the public to step forward with information about any of our open shooting, robbery or homicide investigations. As you know, making this community safer is a shared responsibility between the police and our citizenry,†said Chief Lumpkin.

**Prepared by Michelle Gavin.
 

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http://wsav.com/2016/09/23/georgia-state-patrol-called-in-to-help-scmpd-with-shootings-robberies/

The Chief was also asked about the timing of the decision. The city had 41 homicides before the shooting of Kevin Reid and no additional help was called in.

"People want to play the race angle or the social economic angle all they desire. What we're saying is there's a difference between you walking down the street and someone sticking a gun in your face that you don't know and you're not participating in any risky behavior. Not that all the victims were."
 
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