Police announce juvenile arrest linked to Wilcox Street shooting

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The Savannah Police Department (SPD) announced an arrest linked to Thursday morning’s shooting incident on Wilcox street.

SPD says a juvenile suspect was arrested Thursday evening and charged with aggravated assault and theft by receiving.

Due to his age, 16-years, SPD says they will not be releasing his name.

According to SPD, officers responded at 9:15 a.m. Thursday to the 900 block of Wilcox Street for a shooting.

Officers located a 45-year-old man suffering from a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the foot. According to an investigation, the suspect fired shots striking the victim. The victim then returned fire. Police learned the suspect and victim were known to each other.

An officer canvasing the area located the suspect and took him into custody.

The 16-year-old male, was also suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. 

The victim and suspect were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Later that evening, the suspect was transported to the Regional Youth Detention Center.

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