UPDATE: Following an investigation, Port Wentworth Police identified Jayden Fripp as a suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest shortly after a deadly shooting. On Nov. 1, 2023, the United States Marshal Service Southeast and Regional Fugitive Task Force as well as the Savannah Police Department helped bring Fripp into custody. Police say he was arrested in the Fellwood Homes area of Savannah and ultimately charged with the murder of Eric Grimes Jr. Investigators further issued a search warrant and discovered more evidence that could aid in the case.

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PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Port Wentworth on Oct. 11, 2023.

According to the city, the incident happened just before noon on Wednesday. Officers were seen responding to Stemson Way.

Chatham County Coroner David Campbell identified the deceased as Eric Bernard Grimes Jr. He was 30.

Campbell noted that Grimes had been shot at least one time. An autopsy has been scheduled.

“It is a sad day for Chatham County residents whenever a life is lost through violence,” Port Wentworth City Manager Steve Davis stated. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victim.”

Anyone with pertinent information is asked to contact the police department, use the City of Port Wentworth PD’s Tip411 App or call CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020.