SAVANNAH, GA (September 21, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department worked in conjunction with the United States Marshals Service to arrest a 17-year-old man for murder.
Through their investigative efforts, SCMPD detectives located Tanaiveon Johnson, 17, at Edgewater Trace Apartments in the 10700 block of Abercorn Street. SCMPD’s SWAT team arrived around 4:00 p.m. and later took Johnson into custody without incident. Johnson was wanted for felony murder, in connection with the September 13 death of Arraffi Williams, 18.
Around 12:00 p.m. on September 13, officers responded to a shooting call in the area of East 31st Street and Bee Road. Upon arrival, they found Williams suffering from life-threatening injuries. He succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Investigators determined that Williams was in the area with Johnson at the time of the shooting. Johnson and Williams were involved in an exchange of gunfire with another group of subjects in the area. At least one party from each group fired shots.
Williams was struck during the exchange.
Investigators found that Johnson’s felonious actions during the incident led to Williams’s death. Accordingly, he was charged with one count of felony murder and three counts of aggravated assault.