This story was originally published on July 7.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — A suspect has been arrested in connection to a shooting that claimed a life of a teenage girl in Savannah.
Kavon Giles, 22, has been charged in connection to the July 7 shooting of Mercedes Contreras on Shellbark Way.
The Savannah Police Department (SPD) said the shooting happened on Shellbark Way around 12:30 a.m. Mercedes Contreras, 18, was taken to Memorial Medical Center for treatment of her life-threatening injuries.
Contreras later died from her injuries, SPD said in a statement.
Giles was booked into the Chatham County jail on charges of involuntary manslaughter and pointing a gun at another.