Suspect in Savannah murder arrested in Port Wentworth

Crime & Safety

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Authorities say a man taken into custody in Port Wentworth Wednesday is accused of murdering a 20-year-old man.

According to the Savannah Police Department (SPD), Kelvin Waye, 21, was identified as a suspect in the fatal shooting of Roderick Matthews.

The evening of April 7, officers responded to a ShotSpotter notification on Emerald Drive in Savannah where they found Matthews suffering from a gunshot wound.

He ultimately died of his injuries.

Multiple units from SPD worked with the U.S. Marshals Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force (SERTF) to identify and locate Waye.

He was apprehended Wednesday at a residence on Tiller Road in the Newport subdivision by SPD’s SWAT team, the Port Wentworth Police Department and SERTF.

Waye was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center and charged with murder.


Original story, posted May 13

Law enforcement on scene in Port Wentworth (WSAV Photographer Tyler Smiley)

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (WSAV) – In a multi-agency effort, a wanted fugitive was taken into custody in Port Wentworth Wednesday afternoon.

News 3 is told the subject was wanted by the Savannah Police Department (SPD), though details on the person’s identity and the charges they face have not been released at this time.

Along with SPD’s SWAT team, the Port Wentworth Police Department and the United States Marshals Service responded to Tiller Road in the Newport subdivision to apprehend the fugitive.

Neighbors were asked to stay in their homes until they completed the operation.

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