West Savannah robbery victim shot with own gun


Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police detectives are investigating a shooting that injured Richard Lafayette at approximately 3 a.m., Jan. 23, on the 1600 block of Bay Street in West Savannah.

Police arrived on scene and found Lafayette, 31, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. He was transported to Memorial University Medical Center for non-life threatening wounds.

"The victim stated he was standing outside his motel room when he was approached by an unknown black male who pushed him inside the hotel room and demanded money. Inside the room, the two men struggled and the suspect took the victim’s concealed handgun and shot him," police say.

"The victim is licensed to carry the weapon. The suspect fled the scene with the victim’s weapon."

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