Man arrested for murder in Emerald Drive shooting

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – One week after a fatal shooting in Savannah, police say they have arrested the man believed to be responsible.

Just before 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8, officers with the Savannah Police Department responded to the 600 block of Emerald Drive in Frazier Homes.

There they found 31-year-old Kareem Bennett with gunshot wounds. He was taken to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

SPD said Ashamir Johnson, 31, was identified as the suspect in Bennet’s shooting. Officials previously said that detectives do not believe this was a random shooting.

With the assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, Johnson was arrested on Tuesday, Sept. 15, and charged with murder.

Mayor Van Johnson discussed the homicide at a recent press conference. He said he plans to discuss ways to help the area in regards to gun violence with City leaders and SPD.

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