SAVANNAH, GA (December 16, 2022) – Savannah Police detectives have charged a man in the Dec. 15 fatal shooting of a former girlfriend at a business on Mall Boulevard.
Alphonso Xavier Irving, 22, was booked into the Chatham County jail on a charge of murder.
Around 2:50 p.m. officers were called to European Wax Center, 318 Mall Blvd., for a shooting and discovered Natalie Sampayo suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was transported to Memorial Medical Center where she died as a result of her injuries.
Sampayo, 19, was working in the business when the incident occurred. Detectives were quickly able to identify Irving as a suspect. With the assistance of Flock and the other utilized technology, SPD’s Strategic Investigations and Community Response teams quickly developed intel on the suspect’s possible location and took him into custody.
The investigation remains ongoing.
Anyone with information on this incident or any other violent crime should contact the Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or CrimeStoppers at 912-234-2020. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=757. Tipsters may qualify for a reward of up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime.