Shawn Bowens

Shawn Bowens

Update: Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s Violent Crimes detectives in conjunction with the Undercover Narcotics Investigation Team arrested Shawn Bowens, 46, on the 600 block of 39th Street yesterday, in connection to the murder of Ronald Forcier, 67.

He was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center and charged with one count of murder. Before yesterday’s booking, Bowens has been booked at CCDC 38 times for crimes ranging from aggravated assault to false name/address to police.

This case remains under investigation.


SAVANNAH, GA (February 16, 2016):  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department’s violent crimes detectives are investigating a suspicious death that occurred at approximately 9:45 p.m., Feb. 15.

Ronald Forcier, 67, was found deceased with a gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of his vehicle. Officers initially responded to a suspicious vehicle call at East 35th Street and Ott Street, where they found the victim. Witnesses reported hearing gunfire in the area.

The events leading up to this incident are currently under investigation. The exact nature of death is pending an autopsy, which is scheduled for Feb. 17.

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.