CHATHAM COUNTY, Ga. (WSAV) – A man has been charged with felony murder in connection with a shooting on Whitemarsh Island that left a woman dead early Wednesday morning.

The Chatham County Police Department (CCPD) says officers were called to the 100 block of Forestay Court in the Battery Point subdivision just after 4 a.m. When they arrived, they found a deceased female with an apparent gunshot wound.

Christopher Hall

The victim has been identified as 34-year-old Samantha Sams.

Witnesses on the scene told detectives there was an altercation between Sams and 34-year-old Christopher Hall. Hall and Sams knew each other, and detectives say this was not a random shooting.

Hall was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries he sustained during the incident. He was then released and taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.

Hall was charged with aggravated battery on Wednesday. On Thursday, he was also charged with felony murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of an aggravated battery.