Savannah Police arrest man for murder of 17-year-old

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police have arrested a Savannah man who allegedly killed a 17-year-old who was sitting next to her young son.

The Savannah Police Department (SPD) says authorities took Rashaun Padgett, 25, into custody at a Garden City hotel on Wednesday.

Padgett is accused of fatally shooting Alexis Devoe, 17 on Feb. 8 near W. 60th and Montgomery streets. Her parents said she was sitting in a car with her 5-month-old son and two others at the time of the incident.

“Her first intention as a mother, her reaction is to protect her child so I’m pretty sure she covered him and the bullet hit her,” said the teen’s father, Lamar Devoe told News 3 in February.

SPD says Padgett was also wanted by Savannah State University Police for armed robbery and has a warrant for a supervised release violation.

Padgett faces murder and aggravated assault charges in Devoe’s death.

Read more: Savannah family remembers teen fatally shot next to 5-month-old son

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