Update: During the course of the investigation into the January 2nd homicide of Tyrese Carter, 17, Dorian Rashad Heyward, 19, was identified as the suspect. On May 15, Heyward was served his warrant for murder while being held in the Chatham County Detention Center for unrelated charges.


SAVANNAH, GA (January 2, 2019) – The Savannah Police Department Violent Crimes detectives are investigating an early morning shooting that resulted in a fatality.

At around 12:30 a.m., officers responded to the 2500 block of Bull Street in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, officers located shooting victim, Tyrese Carter, 17, suffering from life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the hospital where he succumbed to those injuries.

Persons with knowledge have been interviewed. Detectives are working to determine the circumstances that led up to this incident.

Anyone with additional information on this case should contact our tip line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters are anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward.