UPDATE: Rajah Young, 23, has been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection to the incident. Detectives are working closely with the District Attorney’s Office about the possibility of additional charges.
SAVANNAH, GA (August 25, 2017) – Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crime detectives are investigating the shooting death of a man in the 500 block of Pennsylvania Avenue.
At about 12:30 a.m., officers responded to a call of a prowler in the area. A woman reported that Raphael Morrell, 28, who was known to her, entered her apartment. Shots were fired by at least one party inside, and Morrell suffered life-threatening injuries.
Morrell succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
The actual circumstances leading up to the shooting are still under investigation.
Anyone with information on this case should contact the SCMPD tip line by dialing (912) 525-3124.
Information may also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.