SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A suspect has been arrested for an early morning shooting near a hotel in downtown Savannah.

Police say the victim, now identified as Maurice Griffin, has died. He was 30.

Adrian Stewart

Officers with the Savannah Police Department (SPD) responded to the scene near Hotel Indigo on West Bay Street around 3:30 a.m. According to SPD, the shooting occurred at a parking garage right outside of the hotel.

First responders transported Griffin to Memorial Health, where he succumbed to serious injuries.

Less than 12 hours after the shooting occurred, SPD arrested Adrian Stewart, 22, for Griffin’s murder.

Police say that the shooting stemmed from a confrontation behind the Hotel Indigo that turned violent. This was not a random act, detectives say.

SPD continues to investigate.