Lawrence Bernard Hughes, Jr.

Lawrence Bernard Hughes, Jr.

SAVANNAH, GA (January 27, 2016): Monday, Violent Crimes investigators of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department charged Lawrence Bernard Hughes, Jr., 30, in the June 2015 shooting death of Jamon Epps, 34.

Hughes is charged with felony murder. He was arrested without incident during an appearance at the Chatham County Courthouse.

On June 26, at about 9:41 p.m. Epps was found deceased in the driveway to Ponderosa Apartments. Epps was located inside of a black 2015 GMC Yukon with a gunshot wound. He was located by officers investigating a nearby shots fired call dispatched moments earlier.

Anyone with additional information on this case is asked to 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 tip line also is open directly to investigators at (912) 525-3124 and most area clergy have agreed to serve as liaisons for anyone who would like to share information with police anonymously.