SAVANNAH, GA (November 11, 2020) – Savannah Police Department quickly identified and arrested a suspect in today’s fatal shooting of 31-year-old Branden Lewis.

Officers responded to the 1600 block of Coventry Avenue around 8 a.m. and discovered Lewis inside his residence suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. He later succumbed to those injuries.

Detectives were soon able to identify 17-year-old Eric Hills as a suspect. He has been charged with murder in connection to the incident.​

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information on the incident should call SPD’s Violent Crimes Tip Line at (912) 525-3124 or Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020. Tipsters remain anonymous. Tips can also be submitted through a CrimeStoppers online tip portal at Tipsters may qualify for a reward up to $2,500, depending on the severity of the crime. More information on the process of submitting a tip and how rewards are processed can be viewed at