SAVANNAH, GA (August 9, 2018) – An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of Jernard Burton on Aug. 5.
Around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 officers responded to a vehicle versus building crash in the 900 block of Carter Street. Burton, 19, was discovered in the vehicle with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries. No one inside the building was harmed.
Detectives believe the shooting occurred near W. Gwinnett Street and Magazine Avenue. The vehicle Burton was traveling in at the time had been reported stolen the previous day.
On Aug. 8, Jevon Williams was arrested and charged with murder.
The incident remains under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Savannah Police detective tip line at (912) 525-3124. Information can also be forwarded to CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.