NEWS RELEASE

October 21, 2021

For Immediate Release

SPD Makes Quick Arrest After Fatal Shooting in Forsyth Park

SAVANNAH, GA (October 21, 2021) Savannah Police Violent Crimes detectives made a quick arrest in the fatal shooting of an adult male that occurred the evening of Oct. 20 in Forsyth Park.

Officers responded to the south end of Forsyth Park, around 7:30 p.m. where they discovered Desmond Warren, 33, on the sidewalk near the basketball courts suffering from life threatening gunshot wounds.  He was transported to Memorial Medical Center, where he died as a result of his injuries.

The initial investigation determined that the Warren had been in a verbal altercation with another male and female who were pushing an infant in a stroller through the park.  During the course of this verbal altercation the male produced a firearm and shot the victim several times.  No children or other persons in the park at the time were injured during the incident.

Detectives interviewed multiple witnesses who came forward with assistance in the investigation.

At 10:30 p.m. the male suspect, Lebert Harrison, 22, and the female arrived at SPD Headquarters and spoke with detectives.  After the interview, Mr. Harrison was arrested and charged with Murder.  He is currently in the Chatham County Detention Center.  The female was released without charges.

Any other witnesses who have additional information are asked to contact police by calling the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020.  Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. CrimeStoppers tips can also be submitted online by visiting SavannahChathamCrimeStoppers.org and clicking “Submit Online Tip.”