Man Killed in West Savannah Shooting

Rodney Odom
Rodney Odom

Update: Police have arrested 21-year-old Rodney Odom for the murder. Odom is being held at the Chatham County Detention Center. 

Savannah-Chatham police are looking for a suspect or suspects in connection with the city's 23rd homicide of the year. A teenager was gunned down about five blocks from the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds. Police were called to a vacant lot at West 57th and Fountain Streets about 4pm yesterday after someone reported shots fired.

When officers arrived, they were told a man was driven to Memorial Health in a private vehicle. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Emergency room doctors say he had been shot. An autopsy will be performed at the GBI crime lab.

Detectives examined clues and talked with witnesses for several hours. They identify the victim as 18-year-old Randy Hamilton. No motive has been released in this latest killing.

Anyone with information about this homicide is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 234.2020. A reward of up to $2,500 is being offered.