Man indicted on felony murder charges in November 2019 shooting

Crime & Safety

Marcus Speaks, 19

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A man has been indicted in the fatal shooting of 45-year-old Leopold Corona in Savannah in November 2019.

Marcus Speaks, 19, was indicted on two counts of Felony Murder and one count of each of the following:

  • Malice Murder
  • Criminal Attempt to Commit a Felony
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Possession of Firearm During Commission of a Felony
  • Possession of Firearm By First Offender Probationer 

On Nov. 21, 2019, police found Corona suffering from injuries at a home on Fairmont Avenue and Abercorn Street. He later died.

Authorities served a warrant for Speaks in May. He was already being held in the Chatham County Detention Center for unrelated charges.

Previous story, posted May 12, below.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Police announce they have identified a suspect in a November 21, 2019 shooting that claimed the life of Leopold Corona, 45.

Authorities served Marcus Speaks, 19, a warrant for murder in the Chatham County Detention Center, where he was being held for unrelated charges.

On Nov. 21, 2019 police discovered Corona suffering from injuries while responding to a shooting call at a residence on Fairmont Avenue and Abercorn. Corona died from those injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the SPD tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

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