Man wanted in fatal shooting arrested in Atlanta

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah man wanted on murder charges was arrested Monday in Atlanta by the U.S. Marshals Service Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force.

Akeem Johnson, 28, was wanted by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. in connection with a murder on Oct. 8 at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Congress Street.

Police said Johnson was identified as the man who shot a man in a car.  Warrants were issued.  The case was then referred to the U.S. Marshals Savannah Office of the southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force to locate and arrest Johnson.

An investigation found that Johnson had left the area and could be in Statesboro or Atlanta. Information from Statesboro found a previous arrest in 2008 on a robbery charge, according to the task force.

The Savannah Marshals Task Force had information that Johnson was likely in the Atlanta area and the information was given to the Atlanta Office of the Southeast Regional Task Force.

An investigation by the Atlanta Task Force led them to an address in Atlanta, where Johnson was arrested without incident.

He was taken to the Fulton County jail and will await transfer back to Savannah.

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