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'We're just praying for the family:' Neighbor reacts after Crisp County man shot, killed

The accused gunman is still on the run and investigators need your help finding him

CRISP COUNTY, Ga. — The Crisp County Sheriff's Office is still searching for 26-year-old Michael Savage, the suspect in a fatal shooting Sunday night.

Meanwhile, neighbors who live along Roosevelt Street say they are scared with Savage still on the loose.

"We heard a couple of gunshots and [what] sounded like a skid mark," said Tiffany Cooks. "We stood out last night trying to find out what was going on ourselves. As the community, we are just hoping they get to the bottom of this."

The sheriff's office says they got a shots fired call around 10:30 p.m. Sunday. 

"The first deputy who got there on the scene felt a pulse and tried to render some first aid until the ambulance could get there," said Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock. 

Hancock says deputies found 38-year-old Kenneth Armstrong shot in the front seat of a car. Paramedics rushed Armstrong to Crisp Regional Hospital, but he died Monday morning.

"Our prayers go out to the family, and right now, we are very concerned citizens," Cooks said. 

Hancock says the suspect, Michael Savage, is no stranger to the law.

"Right now, we have asked for warrants for murder, possession of a firearm during a commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and aggravated assault," Hancock said. 

He did not release details on what led up to the shooting, saying that is all part of the investigation. 

"It's no win-win situation, [there are] losses on both ends, so right now, we are just praying for the family," Cooks said.

The GBI and Middle Georgia Fugitive Task Force are assisting in the investigation. Anyone with information can call the Crisp County Sheriff's Office at 229-276-2600.

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