UPDATE (May 13, 2022): SPD detectives have arrested a second suspect for the fatal shooting of Benjamin Tucker and the wounding of Henry McDonough on April 24. Corey Reynolds Kent, 43, was booked into the Chatham County jail on May 12 on a charge of murder. The case remains under active investigation.


SAVANNAH, GA (April 24, 2022) At approximately 1:20 a.m. Savannah Police responded to a report of a shooting at the Timesaver Store located at 502 W. Bay St. Upon arrival officers located two adult male victims.  Both victims were transported to the hospital for treatment of their injuries.

One victim, Henry McDonough, 32 sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.  The second victim, Benjamin Tucker, 27 sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound and later succumbed to his injury.

Savannah Police Homicide Detectives and Forensics Investigators were requested at the scene to investigate Benjamin Tucker’s death. The investigation subsequently led to the identification of a shooting suspect, 28-year-old Georgiamae Lawrence. Ms. Lawrence was booked into the Chatham County jail this morning on a charge of murder.

Shortly after the Bay St. incident, a report of a second shooting was received in the 100 block of W. Congress Street.

At 2:55 a.m. Officers responded to the area of Congress Street and Barnard Street where they located Da’Shon Lawrence, 23, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Da’Shon Lawrence was transported to the hospital and treated for a non-life-threatening injury.

At this time, it does not appear that the two shootings are connected.  Also, Da’Shon Lawrence and Georgiamae Lawrence do not appear to be related.

SPD Homicide Detectives and Aggravated Assault Detectives continue to conduct interviews and are analyzing additional evidence from both scenes.

Any other witnesses who have additional information in either incident 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 SavannahChathamCrimeStoppers.org and clicking “Submit Online Tip.”