Man arrested for Aug. 5 homicide

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An 18-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection to the fatal shooting of Jernard Burton on Aug. 5.

"Around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 5 officers responded to a vehicle versus building crash in the 900 block of Carter Street. Burton, 19, was discovered in the vehicle with gunshot wounds. He was transported to Memorial Medical Center where he died as a result of his injuries. No one inside the building was harmed," Savannah Police report.

Detectives say they believe the shooting occurred near W. Gwinnett Street and Magazine Avenue. "The vehicle Burton was traveling in at the time had been reported stolen the previous day," police report.

On Aug. 8, Jevon Williams was arrested and charged with murder. The incident remains under investigation.
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