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River Street homicide suspect in custody

Lanard Mikell (Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office) Lanard Mikell (Source: Chatham Co. Sheriff's Office)

Savannah-Chatham Metro Police have arrested a suspect wanted for a shooting death on River Street.

Lanard Akeem Mikell, 20, was wanted in the shooting death of Tiyates Franklin that happened at about 1 a.m. on Sept. 2. Police said Franklin had been involved in a confrontation with Mikell just before the shooting.

Franklin died at Memorial University Medical Center.  

Mikell was taken into custody after showing up at police headquarters around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

Mikell was arrested and charged with the murder of Franklin.

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