Savannah Police charge second suspect in W. 37th Street murder

Crime & Safety

Atravien Richardson (L) Alajuakee Chamell Solomon (R)

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police have charged another man in connection with a fatal shooting on W. 37th and Whitaker streets last year.

On Tuesday, Savannah Police Department (SPD) detectives served an arrest warrant for murder to Atravien Richardson, 30, accused in the death of Tori Sterling, 25.

He was also served with a warrant for trafficking heroin in connection with an ongoing investigation. SPD says he was in custody at the Chatham County Detention Center due to an unrelated case at the time the warrants were served.

On Jan. 29, SPD and U.S. Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force, arrested 31-year-old Alajuakee Solomon. He faces a murder charge and two counts of aggravated assault and probation violation in Sterling’s death.

SPD responded to the shooting early in the morning on December 22, 2019. Upon arrival, they located Georgesta Bostick, 26, and Anthony Mitchell, 33, with non-life threatening injuries.

Sterling was transported to a hospital from the scene where he died.

Photo collage of Tori Sterling (provided by family)

Family members tell News 3 he had a toddler, also named Tori.

“When she calls for dada, I don’t know how that’s going to be. It’s going to be hard,” said Tabatha Hamilton, 2-year-old Tori’s grandmother, in an interview with News 3.

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Detectives continue to investigate this case.

Anyone who would like to give information about any unsolved homicides in Savannah can call detectives at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tips can also be submitted online.

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