September 17 Update: Today, with assistance from the S.W.A.T. Team, detectives arrested a suspect in the September 13 homicide of Qahmaine Orr, 14.
Due to a combination of community support through CrimeStoppers and detectives’ hard work, Josias Jones, 18, was identified as the suspect. Jones was charged with murder and transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.
“I would like to publicly thank the multiple units that worked together on this case and recognize the support we received from the community,” said Chief Roy Minter. “Incidents like this should not happen, and we will continue to work with our community partners to eliminate the unlawful use of guns and the tragic effect it has on our community.”
(Original Release Below)
SAVANNAH, GA (September 14, 2021) – Savannah Police Department detectives are investigating a Sept. 13 shooting on Emerald Drive that resulted in the death of a 14-year-old.
Just prior to 10 p.m. officers responded to the 500 block of Emerald Drive in Frazier Homes and located Qahmaine Orr suffering from gunshot wounds. He was transported to a hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.
Detectives continue to investigate the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
To further encourage members of the community to come forward, the department has arranged for an additional reward of at least $2,000 for information resulting in the arrest of the parties responsible. Tipsters can contact the Savannah Police Department’s Homicide Unit at (912) 651-4362 or the Crime Tip Line at (912) 525-3124.
CrimeStoppers also has a standing reward up to $2,500 for crime tips. Tipsters remain anonymous and can reach CrimeStoppers by calling (912) 234-2020 or visiting SavannahChathamCrimeStoppers.org and clicking “Submit Online Tip.”