Savannah State Shooter Claims Self-Defense
A 19-year-old Savannah State University student said Friday that the shots he fired in his apartment on Nov. 21 were in self-defense. The shooter, Devon McIntosh, told Savannah Morning News in an interview in the jail house that he was confronted and assaulted by 22-year-old Quinton Winfield when McIntosh walked into his own apartment. The confrontation was based on McIntosh standing up for a girl that Winfield had insulted. After being punched several times in the head, McIntosh said he grabbed his handgun from his room, fired a warning shot and fired twice as Winfield continue to come at him. Winfield was taken to the hospital and treated while the campus in Georgia remained locked down until McIntosh was found hiding in the trunk of his car by police. McIntosh tried for a bond, but was denied. He remains jailed in Chatham County on aggravated assault charges.
FOX News covered this story in what I consider a good length and depth. All of the facts above were accounted for and more details were given, such as the fact that students are not allowed to have guns on campus and that the university is Georgia's oldest historically black college. Their coverage included direct quotes from McIntosh, and paraphrased attributions to his attorney, a university spokeswoman and a hospital spokeswoman. This story also includes a paragraph saying that other connections and sources were contacted for the story but that some are not cooperating. I think that's an important part of the article and something that G.R. has encouraged us to include if necessary.
The second article, from WJBF news station in Georgia, is surprisingly very brief. I expected that this article would have been much more in depth because it is a story local to the state but I was wrong. This could be because it's a TV station that only has brief allotted time for stories or it could be because the story has been developing and updated daily or weekly in the state. It includes no quotes, only the newest update and a brief recap of the incident.