Savannah police arrest man in E. 49th Street homicide Thursday night

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives arrested a man in the homicide of a 70-year-old woman on Thursday.

According to Savannah Police Department, at around 9 p.m. on Thursday, officers responded to a residence on the 700 block of E. 49th Street to conduct a welfare check. When they arrived, they found Nancy Hunt deceased with injuries that were not self-inflicted.

The victim’s son, 29-year-old Sean Hunt, was at the home when officers arrived. After being brought in for questioning and upon further investigation, he was charged with the murder.

He was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center.

News 3 had learned this isn’t the first time police have been called to the home. Last August, detectives and members of SWAT surrounded the home after authorities say Hunt barricaded himself inside the home for hours.

According to an incident report, his mother was cut. Hunt was arrested on charges of aggravated domestic assault.

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