Campus Crossings shooter charged; three wounded

Credit: Blakeley Bartee

Blakeley Bartee

Statesboro police charged a Savannah man in connection with the Thursday afternoon shooting at the Campus Crossings apartment complex.

Jarvis Jamal Scroggins, 24, was charged with five counts of aggravated assault, five counts of armed robbery, one count of criminal trespass and one count of burglary, according to The Statesboro Herald. The suspect attempted to rob five Campus Crossings residents.

Three people were wounded, but none are life-threatening, according to the Herald. One woman was airlifted to a Savannah hospital with gunshot wounds, and two men were treated for gunshot wounds at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.

Tica Jones, fashion merchandising major, said she heard gunshots and saw blood on her door and her friend in the ambulance during the incident.

John Bradley, a transfer student and resident of Campus Crossings, heard gunshots as he pulled into the complex and drove away.

“I was on my way back from class and I was in my car… I heard, ‘Pow! Pow! Pow!’ Then I saw someone running this way, where you see the blood at, and I just drove off,” Bradley said. “I feel like my life is in danger out here, because this is the third time [there has been crime recently]. Somebody just got robbed the other day, somebody just got pistol-whipped. I really feel like I live in the trenches.”

Anyone with further information regarding the case can send an anonymous tip on www.tipsoft.com, text “TIPSSPD” followed by a message to 274637 (CRIMES) or contact the Statesboro Police Department at (912) 764-9911.

An earlier version of this story incorrectly said the shooting occurred on Friday. The shooting occurred on Thursday, Dec 1.