SAVANNAH, GA (February 18, 2016):  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Violent Crimes detectives are investigating a homicide that occurred at approximately 10:40 p.m., Feb. 17, in the 1300 block of Church Street.

Officers responded to the report of a shooting in the area and discovered James Lamara Johnson, 37, deceased at the scene.

The suspect is described as a thin, dark-skinned, black male approximately 5’9″ with a short haircut, believed to be late teens or earlier twenties. The suspect was last seen wearing a gray jacket over a black long sleeve shirt, running east on Church Street.

This is an on-going investigation.

Anyone with more information on this case should 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 confidential tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124.