Coffee Bluff shooting leaves one dead, one in custody - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

Coffee Bluff shooting leaves one dead, one in custody

Posted: Updated:

By WTOC staff

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Police are investigating a shooting on Savannah's southside that left one woman dead.

Police say a man shot his wife early Saturday morning on Ben Kell Road in the Coffee Bluff area.

Officers arrested 69-year-old Robert M. Johnson and charged him with murder. Investigators say Johnson shot his wife, 66-year-old Mary Ellen Johnson during an argument at their home.

Officers chased Johnson to a gas station at White Bluff and Windsor Road and arrested him. Mary Ellen Johnson was taken to the hospital where she later died.

Johnson was taken to the Chatham County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.

©2009 WTOC. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

  • NewsNewsMore>>

  • SCMPD searching for southside thief

    SCMPD searching for southside thief

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:55:28 GMT
    Southside Precinct detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for the suspect responsible for at least two recent thefts on Savannah's southside.  

    More >>
    Southside Precinct detectives of Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department are searching for the suspect responsible for at least two recent thefts on Savannah's southside.  

    More >>
  • 17-year-old charged in shooting

    17-year-old charged in shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:52 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:52:33 GMT
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
    Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police have charged a youth arrested in Garden City with the shooting of a Savannah man during a robbery Aug. 3.

    More >>
  • Statesboro, Georgia Southern get ready to 'Paint the Town Blue'

    Statesboro, Georgia Southern get ready to 'Paint the Town Blue'

    Friday, August 22 2014 6:40 PM EDT2014-08-22 22:40:32 GMT
    Georgia Southern football fans in Statesboro have a chance to show their Eagle spirit in the days leading up to the first home game of the 2014 season. The university and the City of Statesboro are teamingMore >>
    The City of Statesboro and Georgia Southern want to spread school spirit for Eagle football.More >>
Powered by WorldNow