SAVANNAH, GA (May 8, 2022) Savannah Police responded to a report of a domestic dispute to the 900 block of  East 33rd Street around 10:35 a.m..  Upon arrival to the scene Officers located a female at the location suffering fatal injuries from a gunshot wound.

The victim was later identified as Vernita Johnson, age 57.

SPD Homicide Detectives responded to the scene, conducted interviews and have charged Jeffery Johnson, age 59, with murder in the death of a family member.  Johnson was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center.

Any other witnesses who have additional information are asked to contact police by calling the SPD Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at (912) 234-2020.  Tipsters remain anonymous and may qualify for a cash reward. CrimeStoppers tips can also be submitted online by visiting and clicking “Submit Online Tip.”