SAVANNAH, GA (February 8, 2018) – Today would have been Ricardo “Ricky” Morris’ 41st birthday, but instead of helping him celebrate, his mother and Savannah Police detectives pled for information in his unsolved death.
Around 6:30 a.m. on July 11, 2015, officers responded to a shooting in the 7400 block of LaRoche Avenue and discovered Morris suffering life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to those injuries at the scene. Around that same time, his vehicle was discovered in Garden City.
“Forty-one years ago today, God blessed me with a bundle of joy by the name of Ricardo Morris,” his mother Brenda Curtis said at a morning press conference at Savannah Police headquarters. “Ricardo was an awesome son, an awesome father, an awesome brother. He never met a stranger. He loved everyone.”
Curtis said there’s not a day that goes by that she doesn’t cry over the sudden loss of her son. He was the father of eight children. Curtis urged others to come forward not only to bring her son’s killer to justice, but to possibly prevent another mother from feeling the same pain.
“I just want this to stop. I want all of the city of Savannah gun violence to stop,” she said as she stood in a “Mothers of Murdered Sons” T-shirt. “I don’t want another mother to walk around in this T-shirt. This is not a T-shirt you want to walk around in. This is a club I didn’t ask to be in.”
Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives are actively investigating the case and are asking anyone with information, no matter how small it may seem, to come forward. The smallest piece of information can be a tremendous help in progressing and solving a case.
“We’ve been working this case for going on three years,” Detective Jacob Schroyer said. “We’re just asking for the public’s help.”
Anyone with information should contact the Savannah Police tip line by calling (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.