SAVANNAH, GA (February 6, 2015) Violent Crimes detectives are investigating the fatal shooting of a Savannah man at a house he was renovating on Barnard Street near Victory Drive Friday night.

The man died after being transported a hospital following the shooting near Barnard and West 43rd streets. Investigators continue to seek the victim’s next of kin.

Central Precinct Patrol officers responded to the shooting call at 10:44 p.m.  to find the deceased man and his  roommate at the residence. The roommate was interviewed and released early this morning, after telling police that the victim was robbed by a black male who fled the scene after shooting the victim.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020 or text CRIMES (274637) using the keyword CSTOP2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.

A Tip Line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.